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Re: Custom attributes in HTML elements

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@mac.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:52:59 -0800
Message-id: <4B74DEAB.8070600@mac.com>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: Claudia Murialdo <cmurialdo@gmail.com>, www-validator@w3.org
Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Claudia Murialdo wrote:
>> I need to add a few custom attributes in some HTML elements, which is
>> the best way to do it in order to keep validating with w3c validation
>> service?.
> Define a DTD that contains them. This isn't trivial, but it isn't rocket 
> science either. See
> http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/html/own-dtd.html

I went that route for awhile, then I found out that html5 provided for 
everything I needed (html 5 media, autocomplete, custom attributes that 
I never intended for the browser to understand) and that I think is a 
much better route to go these days, even though it isn't yet finalized.

The <time> tag is great for when you reference stuff in wikis - you can 
specify *when* the wiki said what you are referencing by wrapping the 
hyperlink to the source in the time tag.

But I'm going off topic, I just think for most things, using a not yet 
finalized html 5 w/o mod is probably better than writing something custom.
Received on Friday, 12 February 2010 04:53:37 UTC

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