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Re: ISSUE-41/ACTION-97 decentralized-extensibility

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 00:02:12 +0200
Message-ID: <4AE37964.4080803@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Tony Ross <tross@microsoft.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Tony Ross On 09-10-24 02.05:

>Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Maciej Stachowiak:


>> I also can't think of a lot of use cases for custom elements
>> that couldn't be served by a standard element with custom
>> attributes, or a special "class" value, or perhaps special
>> RDFa or Microdata markup. Thus, I would prefer we only cater
>> to custom attributes.
> 
> I think the primary use case is the readability of the source.
> I find something like <my-calendar> a bit easier to follow than
> <div class="my-calendar"> or <div data-my-type="calendar">.

If source readability/short code is the primary usecase, then we 
should look more thoroughly at the shorthand syntax notation idea 
that HÃ¥kon brought forward in a thread in February: [1]

    Normal: <p class="abstract">
Shorthand: <p.abstract>

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Feb/0136
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