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Re: minutes for HTML WG f2f, 2011-11-04, part 1

From: Peter Winnberg <peter.winnberg@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 00:16:00 +0100
Message-ID: <CAG21KWnVy6MM=ZUN2esUfbeCkCHCyZR_CQNE4DruX0Heea5G+w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
2011/11/8 Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>:
>
> The main problem with a global attribute is that it would make it less clear
> which attribute takes precedence and whether or not the value is resolved as
> a URL, as previously discussed. [1][2] Further, what would the global
> attribute be? value="" already exists with different semantics on <button>,
> <option>, <input>, <li>, <meter>, <progress> and <param>. content="" is not
> an option since RDFa uses it (in the early days microdata had both a
> property="" and an about="" attribute and there were objections to this).
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13240#c17
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Oct/0166.html
>

First of all, I don’t think that a global attribute that could be used
anywhere would be the best solution. For example let’s say that it
would be possible to use this attribute on a div that contains contact
information. If someone then tries to get the attribute to hold vCard
data as a machine-readable version of the div it seems like this could
get very messy.

I assumed that the attribute only would hold non-URL data (i.e., a
literal without type/lang with RDF terms). If it should be able to
hold both that and URLs then yes this would get more complicated.

If it was specified in a way so that it cannot hold URLs, why cannot
the content attribute found in RDFa be used ( see [1] for how it is
specified. )?

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-core/#A-content
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