Re: data-* attributes (and regrets)

Hello Tab,

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 8:43:52 PM, you wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM, Chris Lilley <> wrote:
>> Despite asking for the data-* topic, I won't be able to make it to
>> tonights telcon. I can put together an email introducing the topic and
>> we can discuss it by email.

> Is it just going to be "let's do data-* attributes in SVG"? If so, I
> can handle that. ^_^

Yes, exactly that. Some browsers implement it and its an obvious fit.
Anne pointed out its not specced anywhere. So I wanted it to be

SVG has always allowed intermixed data (at the time it was designed,
by using elements and attributes in non-SVG namespsces, exposed
through the DOM). data-* is the HTML5 way and SVG2 aligns with HTML5
thus SVG2 must allow data-* attrs in SVG and let people get at them,
just like they do in HTML.

Best regards,
 Chris Lilley, Technical Director, W3C Interaction Domain

Received on Friday, 12 December 2014 11:02:41 UTC