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Re: Practical question: elements or attributes?

From: Arle Lommel <arle.lommel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:35:50 +0200
Cc: Multilingual Web LT Public List <public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9712F0BD-2B60-4021-A85A-F9229A4EA355@gmail.com>
To: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Hi Jirka,

I seem to recall that we discussed creating a custom HTML5+ITS schema that included our materials. If that were the case we could add elements, but your point about visibility overrides that anyway. I will create examples that use attributes.


Sic scripsit Jirka Kosek in Apr 17, 2012 ad 12:32 :

> 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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