[whatwg] WEB_FORMS 2.0 comment, repetition model, using reserved macro scripting syntax

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 15 08:52:38 PDT 2004

On Sun, 11 Jul 2004, Andrew Clover wrote:
> 4. Square brackets are still pretty bad. You can't have them in an
> attribute of type ID

You can, you just can't have them there if you have a DTD and a validating

> Also they cause pain for PHP users and others who like to put literal
> square brackets in their names; the nbzwsp-hack is in insufficient
> workaround as it doesn't, AFAICS, allow PHP-[ and WF-[ to be mixed.

Why would PHP-[ and WF-[ not be able to be mixed?

> I believe the entire idea of repeat-sections to be an poor solution to a
> question that can already be better answered by plain old JavaScript.

JavaScript can, as Jim Ley likes to remind us, be disabled.

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