[whatwg] Loading custom XML UI definitions from an external file

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 9 09:29:12 PDT 2004

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Simon Willison wrote:
>> Why not just use HTML directly, adding the features that you need to the
>> HTML language?
> I'm definitely missing something here. How do you go about doing this
> while still having a document that's technically HTML 4?

You don't. You make it HTML 4.2 or whatever.

> Are you talking about adding brand new tags and attributes, then
> accessing them via the DOM and using JavaScript to cause them to behave
> in the way they are meant to?

Yep, for IE. And have browsers like Opera and Mozilla simply support them

> I'm assuming that the intention is backwards compatibility with current
> browsers. I may well have missed something big (I only just subscribed
> to the list) so please point me in the right direction if I need to
> catch up.

See http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/

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