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Re: <di>? Please?

From: Daniel Schattenkirchner <schattenkirchner.daniel@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:21:36 +0100
Message-ID: <4F2E9070.6070106@gmx.de>
To: www-style@w3.org
Lea Verou wrote:

> On 5/2/12 13:44, Daniel Schattenkirchner wrote:
>
> Not quite. <di> is "supported" just as much as any other arbitrary
> element. It doesn't have anything to do with being proposed for quite a
> while, it has to do with the fault-tolerant nature of HTML parsers.

Sorry, I forgot this is www-style.

Of course, there is no real di element. I simply noticed that the 
forward-compatible design of HTML5 seems to be "di friendly".
As a result it should be easier to implement the di element than a CSS 
pseudo element.

> The result will be "[object HTMLUnknownElement]" in all modern browsers,
> even IE9.

I get your point. This is the quintessence of di being no real element. 
But it is also simply an implementation detail which doesn't speak for 
or against any new elements.

Kind regards.
Received on Sunday, 5 February 2012 14:22:13 GMT

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