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Re: Change Proposals toward Issue-9: "how accessibility works for <video> is unclear"

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:07:42 +1000
Message-ID: <t2h2c0e02831004120707t98324bbdh57a152091eaa2e6b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>, Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 9:16 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Apr 2010 08:21:33 +0200, Silvia Pfeiffer
> <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> What other markup are you referring to that is already using @name?
>> @name is not a global attribute like @id or @title (see
>>
>> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/elements.html#global-attributes).
>> It has a different meaning with every element. So, it is perfectly
>> fine to use it here IMO.
>
> Elements using name="" are found using getElementsByName() which does not
> look at whether name is used on an element where it is allowed or not.

Interesting, hmm. Does that mean it's a reserved attribute for some reason?

I don't actually mind what we call the attribute - I thought there
were reasons for calling it @name and not @title, but if @title is
indeed more appropriate, I'm happy to be convinced.

Cheers,
Silvia.
Received on Monday, 12 April 2010 14:08:38 GMT

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