[whatwg] Attribute for holding private data for scripting

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Apr 11 05:28:25 PDT 2007

On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 14:15:19 +0200, Sam Ruby <rubys at intertwingly.net>  
> [...]
> Like others, I'm not convinced that the way forward is to allow a new  
> attribute which has a micro-grammar for parsing what would be  
> represented in the DOM essentially as a character blob.

That's fine. I'm merely pointing out that your suggested changes don't  
have the impact you desire. It may be better to just state what you want  
(which by now is probably pretty clear) and leave the editorial work to  
the editor (no offense).

Having said that, I think I'd rather have something simple such as  
prefix_name for extensions made by ECMAScript libraries, etc. (As opposed  
to an in scope xmlns:prefix="http://..." with prefix:name extensions which  
work differently in XML.) That would also work better for element  
extensions. Not any of this should be allowed, but there seems to be some  
desire to have an ability to introduce "conforming" extension elements /  
attributes which are implemented using a script library.

Anne van Kesteren

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