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[whatwg] Allowed characters in attribute names (was: Re: Stepsfor finding one or two numbers in a string)

From: K°i╣tof «elechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 00:51:46 +0200
Message-ID: <000101c7aed6$9827fba0$1a01080a@POCZTOWIEC>

Your hypothetical author is unable to insert an embed element because embed
is all English to him.  Being able to use a Mandarin attribute name will not
help him much because he cannot produce the element to use it with.
Considering Arabic script and the like, the time is probably near when we
will have to learn it anyway.  But we still have some time left, so let's
just use the opportunities.  The day is full of troubles even without your

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:chaals@opera.com] 
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 4:40 AM
To: Kristof Zelechovski; 'Simon Pieters'; 'Thomas Broyer'; whatwg at whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Allowed characters in attribute names (was: Re:
Stepsfor finding one or two numbers in a string)

On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 11:18:28 +0200, Kristof Zelechovski  
<giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> wrote:

> Why should I want to use a localized attribute name for the embed  
> element?

Because the only languages you speak are mandarin, cantonese and han, and  
you are using an IDE to develop your system that only requires you to deal  
with localised stuff for the rest of it.

Actually, that isn't using a localised attribute name, just one that  
actually has a little bit of obvious semantics. Would it make sense to  
require english speakers to use arabic characters?

While english is a very widely spoken language, most people still don't  
speak a latin language.



   Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software: Standards Group
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