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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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