[whatwg] Attribute for holding private data for scripting

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Wed Apr 11 23:54:10 PDT 2007

On Apr 12, 2007, at 01:45, Michael A. Puls II wrote:

> On 4/11/07, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
>> I was thinking of
>> establishing an attribute such as "script-private" where authors
>> would be free to stick anything for retrieval by scripts.
> What would happen with <embed script-private="something">? Would the
> data be passed to the plug-in as a script-private param or would
> script-private be reserved; causing any plug-in using script-param not
> to get the data? (A prefix could possible avoid this.)

In old browsers at least, the script-private="something" would be  
passed to the plug-in. Is it a problem?

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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