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Re: ISSUE-95 hidden - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 22:20:26 +0100
To: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100129222026649722.77c5adb7@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Joe D Williams, Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:55:19 -0800:
>> @declare would be a better name,
> The way I remember it, <object @declare> was placed in the <head>. 

This example line from HTML4 doesn't support that assumption:

<P><OBJECT declare

> Then the <object> instances appear in the body. I tried, but never 
> found a browser in the wild that supported @declare.

If so, then @declare /could/ be a good candidate name for a 
declare/stored/hidden, I suppose. 

In HTML4, then an OBJECT with @declare is instantiated

every time an element that refers to that object requires it to be 
rendered (e.g., a link that refers to it is activated, an object that 
refers to it is activated, etc.).

Of course, what HTML4 doesn't mention is that the object can also be 
instantiated by removing the @declare attribute ...

Thus, the only difference between HTML4's @declare and the HTML5 spec 
draft's @hidden/@declare is that the HTML5 feature - as currently 
specified - doesn't contain the automatic "instantiated if activated 
via a link" feature.
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 29 January 2010 21:21:03 UTC

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