[whatwg] several messages about HTML5

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Feb 21 01:47:28 PST 2007

On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 10:41:12 +0100, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org>  
>> About that, I would like to suggest that the current text be changed to  
>> reserve class names starting with a dash "-" for private use. That way  
>> that we would have a pool of class names which are guarantied to not be  
>> taken over later when new predefined class names are added.
> Surely it would make much more sense to have all the predefined class  
> names start with a dash? After all, XHTML5 is not yet standardised,  
> whereas people have been using all sorts of random class names for years  
> - but, I suspect, mostly without a leading dash.
> This is similar to the C/C++ thing of having reserved symbols like  
> __LINE__ start with an underscore.

Surely it would make much more sense to have HTML parsers should stop at  
the first error too. This is similar to C/C++ compilers throwing an error  
at you.

Anne van Kesteren

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