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Re: Extension Mechanism for HTML

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 00:20:40 +0200
Message-ID: <4640F7B8.2050802@design-noir.de>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: Rene Saarsoo <nene@triin.net>, public-html@w3.org

Jonas Sicking schrieb:
> Rene Saarsoo wrote:
>> As I see, it's now the question: do we need all the advantages of
>> @role although it has some additional complexites, or shall we
>> settle with simpler (but maybe too simplistic) predefined classnames?
> Like I've suggested before, why not have both. That way people can use 
> the simple syntax of @class as long as the predefined classes we have 
> defined are enough, and you get all benefits of @class that you listed. 
> And if you want to express more complex semantics or define your own 
> taxonomies you can do that by using the @role attribute.
> The downside of doing this is that implementations that want to extract 
> the semantic meaning from a page will have to look at two attributes. 
> However compared to the complexities of @role, also looking at @class is 
> very little extra overhead.

Makes sense to me. When I was arguing for @class, it was never really 
against @role.

Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2007 22:20:53 UTC

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