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Re: data-* attributes [was: Re: ISSUE-41/ACTION-97 decentralized-extensibility]

From: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 18:20:25 -0700
Message-ID: <8AF19AE76C854207AD6AAD484E243209@joe1446a4150a8>
To: "Leif Halvard Silli" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, "James Graham" <jgraham@opera.com>
Cc: "Shelley Powers" <shelley.just@gmail.com>, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Adrian Bateman" <adrianba@microsoft.com>, "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Tony Ross" <tross@microsoft.com>, <public-html@w3.org>
>
> More irritatingly, the SVGweb solution is invalid in so many other 
> ways: For the <object> variant, the IE version uses the invalid 
> src="" attribute instead of data="". And no attempt is made on using 
> OBJECT fallback - instead one uses conditional comments.
>

in particular,

> the IE version uses the invalid src="" attribute instead of data="".

The use of src='resourcefilename' would not be invalid if the host 
browser has negotiated with the plugin to handle it this way.
In <object> the standard attribute @data has some special features but 
is not related that I can see to the "data-" discussion.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Joe
Received on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 01:21:16 UTC

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