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From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:34:55 +0100
Message-ID: <502D3D4F.1080306@manchester.ac.uk>
To: UAWG list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Just an memory aide

KimPatch: Simon: decentralized responsibility -- HTML 5 has a set of 
tools to allow you to do this so therefore you can create something, 
some new element but it's decentralized no one else knows about it. The 
problem is providing updates to deal with that.
[19:15] KimPatch: Simon: decentralized extensibility --that's what's 
worrisome -- can add more functionality on without having to get pushed 
up through the W3C procedure anymore
[19:16] sharper: 
http://simon.harper.name/2010/07/06/decentralized-extensibility-worries-the-bejesus-out-of-me/
[19:16] KimPatch: Greg: browsers ignore as they do now any elements they 
can't recognize?
[19:17] KimPatch: Simon: reading from link
[19:17] sharper: 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0085.html
[19:20] KimPatch: Simon: maybe ought to clarify what's going on
[19:21] sharper: HTML5 specification should provide mechanism for using 
custom (or
[19:21] sharper: user/vendor defined) elements with fallback mechanism 
that handles
[19:21] sharper: elements unknown to the implementation.
[19:21] sharper: 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0188.html

Maybe we need to have an sc which says

The User Agent should provide mechanism for using custom (or user/vendor 
defined) elements with fallback mechanism that handles elements unknown 
to the implementation.

Cheers

-- 
Si.


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University of Manchester (UK)
Web Ergonomics Lab - Information Management Group
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