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Re: Custom property names: property name namespaces?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 11:11:09 +0100
Message-ID: <3CD8F9BD.4070100@hixie.ch>
To: ewexler@stickdog.com
CC: www-style@w3.org
ewexler@stickdog.com wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> The hyphen is the character recommended by the working group to use as prefixes 
>> for proprietary properties.
>> Specifically, the suggested syntax to use is:
>>    -vendor-property
> Why does the working group suggest a lexical illegality when the risk of 
> name conflicts without the illegality remains trivially low?  Lexical 
> conformance is something whose importance I want to \_underscore\_.

Because underscores are ugly.

However, as I said, if the lexical illegality is a big deal for anyone then 
underscores are an acceptable substitute.

Ian Hickson
``The inability of a user agent to implement part of this specification due to
the limitations of a particular device (e.g., non interactive user agents will
probably not implement dynamic pseudo-classes because they make no sense
without interactivity) does not imply non-conformance.'' -- Selectors, Sec13
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