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RE: [whatwg] Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 22:43:03 +0200
To: "'Ben Adida'" <ben@adida.net>, "'Bonner, Matt'" <matt.bonner@hp.com>
Cc: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'Dan Brickley'" <danbri@danbri.org>, "'Tab Atkins Jr.'" <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7BF7E889BE454FDEBD6FE58BC268279E@POCZTOWIEC>

Data attributes are not ignored (which would make them entirely useless);
they just do not influence the observable behavior of the browser by default
(in the absence of scripting and custom CSS) and they are guaranteed not to
be used by browser vendors for any purpose (they are the opposite of
restricted identifiers).

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Adida [mailto:ben@adida.net] 
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 10:00 PM
To: Bonner, Matt
Cc: Ian Hickson; Dan Brickley; Kristof Zelechovski; Tab Atkins Jr.; Henri
Sivonen; www-archive@w3.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

Bonner, Matt wrote:
> Well, for example, HTML5 provides the data-* attributes. Could ccREL
> use those instead?

As mentioned in my previous email and by others, that really doesn't fit
the definition of the data-* attributes, and it's sub-optimal from the
point of view that this is highly HTML5-specific, which would break with
our established work in XHTML1.1.

If HTML5 can tell browsers to ignore data-* attributes, I think it can
probably choose to ignore a few more attributes, right?

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