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[whatwg] Annotating structured data that HTML has no semanticsfor

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 04:22:08 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907010421010.1060@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 9 Jun 2009, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> * Let a COLOR element have a value DOM property in the DOM that returns a
> color.

.value already does so.

> * Let a NUMBER element has a value DOM property that returns a number.

.valueAsNumber already does so.

> Actually, the latter use case is one I have bumped into:  
> * The DOM does not provide a numeric value,

As noted, it now does.

> * JavaScript support for parsing localized properties is poor; you have to
> reverse engineer the result of toLocaleString,

The localised properties aren't exposed.

> * VBScript support is better but inconsistent as it depends on the system
> locale and not on the document locale as desired.

Then don't use VBScript; it's a vendor-specific technology anyway.

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