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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:35:37 -0500
Message-ID: <51228289.7080900@mit.edu>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 2/18/13 2:26 AM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
> thoughts?

The point of the data-* namespace is that we guarantee to authors that 
these attributes will never have any side-effects on the behavior of the 
UA so they can put whatever custom data they want in there in whatever 
form is most convenient for them (as long as it's a string, yes).

It seems like adding ARIA-like semantics to these attributes violates 
that guarantee...

-Boris
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