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Re: Getting beyond the ping pong match (was RE: Cleaning House)

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 14:10:34 +0100
Message-Id: <4D29E0DE-F7D3-4916-AD47-1886CA0EA4D6@googlemail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>

On 4 May 2007, at 17:30, John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:

> One of the most exciting (to me) developments in the XHTML camp is the
> emergence of the ROLE attribute - as it now provides a means of  
> "explaining"
> what something is or does... To quote the W3C spec:
> "The role attribute takes as its value one or more white-space  
> separated
> QNames. The attribute describes the role(s) the current element  
> plays in the
> context of the document. <snip> It could also be used as a  
> mechanism for
> annotating portions of a document in a domain specific way (e.g., a  
> legal
> term taxonomy)."
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-role/#s_role_module_attributes

How do we prevent authors adding disallowed roles that may be used in  
a future spec? We would then have the same issue: people may have  
such values within @role already.

- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Saturday, 5 May 2007 13:10:41 UTC

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