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Re: [webcomponents] Custom Elements Spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 05:00:41 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@chromium.org>
cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, Rafael Weinstein <rafaelw@google.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1205080455280.9926@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 7 May 2012, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
> If you look at the two alternatives, one (the "is" attribute) asks the 
> authors to make the right choice. The other asks the component 
> developers to make the right choice. In the former case, the pool of 
> people who need to do the right thing is several orders of magnitude 
> larger than the latter. From there, it takes pure statistics to figure 
> out which alternative is likely to get better results.

I don't think those two sets of people are different in any meaningful 
way. Sure, there will be some more advanced authors who write some 
higher-profile components, but honestly I would expect the number of 
people who write components to be roughly on par with the number of people 
writing CSS style sheets. After all, people are going to want to write 
components whenever they want to make form controls fit their site, 
whenever they have the slightest need for a customised widget or other, 
etc. If we do this right, this will just be viewed as an extension to CSS 
and HTML that everyone can use.

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