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Re: Proposal to add the attr-datetime for the mark-element

From: Ian Devlin <ian.devlin@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:18:24 +0200
Message-ID: <CAOYOhSv=6rbtaAq9sBpryGrv3aUOO=JsX0ERodv2gB9wuSdgnA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
I've had this thought before and agree. It would be a useful addition for
those who need it.
On 31 Jul 2015 19:06, "Sarven Capadisli" <info@csarven.ca> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Pardon me if this was previously considered, I was not able to reasonably
> get a hold of the information for the following:
>
> I think it would be appropriate to make the datetime attribute as one of
> the normative attributes for the mark element. As I understand <mark>, it
> generally indicates that there was some marking/highlighting activity done
> on text. I see this is a similar activity to <del> and <ins>, which may be
> accompanied with the datetime attribute.
>
> A use case for this is where a user (not necessarily the author of the
> document) marks/highlights a piece of text where the timestamp of that
> activity is preserved, so that information could later be collected. It
> grants the possibility where all editorial - pardon me for the lack of a
> better term - changes or interactions fit into a timeframe.
>
> I have considered employing the data attribute e.g., data-datetime, but
> figured that the datetime attribute would be most suitable in this case.
>
> In case I've missed something obvious, happy to hear your thoughts.
>
> -Sarven
> http://csarven.ca/#i
>
>
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