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Re: The harm that can come if the W3C supports publication of competing specs

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 02:00:52 +0000 (UTC)
To: Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1001190140040.3759@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 19 Jan 2010, Philip J├Ągenstedt wrote:
> What mechanism did you have in mind and does it still hold, so that it's 
> possible to add in the future should it actually be needed? I have no 
> particular desire for it, but I'd like to know what "plan B" is and that 
> it doesn't break things.

The idea is to have an element that has an attribute that points to 
another item, as in:

   <div itemscope>
    <foo itemprop=x ref=b>
   <div itemscope>
    <foo itemprop=y ref=b>
   <div itemscope id=b>

...for some value of "foo" like "itemref" (but obviously not "itemref" 
since that's now taken).

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