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Re: [whatwg] Using @type on <code> to specify the computer language

From: Mathias Bynens <mathiasb@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 9 May 2015 14:48:09 +0200
Message-ID: <CAPgoku0p+EN-sHL3ccdhTCjzxdNUvtpmLL+pLXPf44xY+4R92g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrea Rendine <master.skywalker.88@gmail.com>
Cc: Taylor Hunt <taylorcharleshunt@gmail.com>, WHATWG List <whatwg@whatwg.org>
There is a de facto standard here that is already supported by most
syntax highlighting libraries, based on this part of the spec:
https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/semantics.html#the-code-element

“There is no formal way to indicate the language of computer code
being marked up. Authors who wish to mark code elements with the
language used, e.g. so that syntax highlighting scripts can use the
right rules, can use the class attribute, e.g. by adding a class
prefixed with "language-" to the element.”

I’d prefer following that pattern over inventing a new one.
Received on Saturday, 9 May 2015 12:48:55 UTC

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