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Re: Practical question: elements or attributes?

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:32:19 +0200
Message-ID: <4F8D46B3.7060003@kosek.cz>
To: Arle Lommel <arle.lommel@gmail.com>
CC: Multilingual Web LT Public List <public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org>
On 17.4.2012 10:45, Arle Lommel wrote:

> However, using elements would also be more disruptive to the target formats than would using attributes. For instance, in an HTML5+ITS combination the core structure of HTML5 could remain unaltered if we use attributes, but when we start adding elements, we are making more fundamental structural changes.

In HTML5 you can't use your custom elements. So if possible, we should
stick to attributes and use multiple attributes if necessary. Also in
HTML5 everything in element content is visible, so for metadata we
should use attributes anyway.


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