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Re: Proposal: Chained Classnames (was: Extension Mechanism for HTML)

From: Jack Sleight <jack.sleight@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 21:16:09 +0100
Message-ID: <4648C389.6060706@gmail.com>
To: Charles Ying <charles.ying@gmail.com>
CC: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>

This is my first message on the mailing list so, hi!

It's probably worth mentioning that IE6 ignores classes where the name 
begins with an underscore, and will not apply the relevant styles. 
Underscores within the name are fine, just not at the beginning. I'm not 
sure about IE7.

Charles Ying wrote:
> On 5/11/07, Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com> wrote:
>> What was the argument against using prefixes?
>> Why would class="_copyright" be bad?
>> Some people (like php programmers) are used to things that start with an
>> underscore being reserved by the language.
> A: There is no argument against _ as a prefix, if it's deemed a valid
> alternative, but I had heard further proposals for h5_ as a prefix or
> html5_ as a prefix which motivated me to propose this as a cleaner
> alternative if the prefixes had to be that long to begin with.
> I'm perfectly fine and happy with _ as a prefix, just not longer
> prefixes and in relation to the other arguments (class= vs role=,
> cowpath=, etc.)
> Updated: http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ProposalChainedClassnames
> Best,
> Charles

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