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Re: HTMLUnknownElement

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 00:36:44 +0000 (UTC)
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907310036010.6420@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 20 Jul 2009, Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>
> Both Firefox and Opera currently give any HTML element they haven't 
> heard of the interface HTMLUnknownElement, which to my knowledge is 
> identical to HTMLElement in all but name.
> 
> We are unlikely to remove support for it as sites (most notably Yahoo! 
> Mail Beta) rely upon its existence.
> 
> Anyone from Mozilla able to comment on any sort of intention from their 
> side?
> 
> If neither of us are going to remove it, we probably ought to add it to 
> the spec, though I'm not sure quite how we'd want to word it, as to 
> allow future standards (adding, for example, a "kitchensink" element) to 
> extend HTML 5 with known elements.

Done.

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