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Re: using the data* attribute to identify element sub roles

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:12:40 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VmmO+-=_D4viyEwzLcGMZ82TuaGg3GGPH0xrnXtz9uUnw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anselm Hannemann <info@anselm-hannemann.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Hi Ansel,

use cases, yes.

the use cases I had in mind is that currently the definitions of some
elements have differing uses:

article can idenity a 1000 word essay, a 100 word summary of said essay and
a 5 word comment on the same essay, but there is no method defined to
idenitfy the different uses. If there was a defined method, a range of
software could make use of it such as search engines and assistive
technology.


regards
Stevef

On 18 February 2013 07:59, Anselm Hannemann <info@anselm-hannemann.com>wrote:

> From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:26:52 +0000
> Message-ID: <
> CA+ri+Vn+zcfZT5BP2w3x4WNwu2o2h9GvyPff0znDPVzqaxJYvg@mail.gmail.com>
> To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
> NOTE: this is just a wild idea.
>
> allow the data attribute [1] to be used to identify element sub roles:
>
> examples:
>
> <h1>heading</h1> <p data-p="subheading">subheading</p>
>
> <article data-article="comment"> blog post comment </article>
>
> allow data-elementname="subRole" pairs to be added to a public registry.
>
> thoughts?
>
> I don't understand the logic of the data-attribute yet. Shouldn't there be
> a reference to which the attribute refers?
> In that case to the h1-element. That means, for me it would be logical to
> have:
>
> <h1>heading</h1> <p data-h1="subheading">subheading</p>
>
> But then the semantics is away for the element attribute itself.
> I think I have a lack on use-cases here to can think of if this
> could work and is useful.
>
> / Anselm
> -----------
> Anselm Hannemann
> @helloanselm
>
> [1]
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/dom.html#embedding-custom-non-visible-data-with-the-data-*-attributes
>
> -- with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
>
>

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