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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 19:47:36 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnpLtYwGKKVoRx3FEQtMD_XxWPFZEUcjiGp4rBRfHKqSw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Thanks Boris,

I have gathered that it is not a good idea :-)

regards
SteveF

On 18 February 2013 19:35, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> 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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