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Re: An HTML language specification

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 21:07:08 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811212101290.2717@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, Mark Baker wrote:
> I feel strongly that [an element's DOM attributes] should not be 
> specified inline with the meaning of the element and its [content] 
> attributes.

Could you elaborate on why you feel this way? I don't understand why you 
would want the API of an element to be defined inline with the definition 
of the element's declarative attributes. How far apart would you want the 
definitions? Is the definition of HTMLMediaElement far enough away from 
the definition of <video>? How about <video src="">, should that be 
defined separately from the load() method? If so, I'm not sure I really 
understand how that would work.

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