[whatwg] HTML5 Common Attribute Requirements [WA1]
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 7 06:08:38 PDT 2005
On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, fantasai wrote:
> The HTML spec currently does not define all common attributes on all
> elements. For example, the i18n attributes are not defined to exist on
> the <base> element (because it has no textual content). However, the Web
> Apps draft currently applies all common attributes to all elements. Are
> there any plans to tailor the list of valid attributes to specific
> elements when not all common attributes make sense?
No. In practice it is much, _much_ easier to implement if all common
attributes apply to all elements. (And indeed in practice that's exactly
what many implementations do.)
Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL
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