[whatwg] Attributes vs. Elements

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Mar 12 23:26:23 PDT 2007

On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> I would add a major principle, rarely explicit : PRAGMATISM. Sometimes 
> purity calls for an element while browser implems call for an attribute 
> ; or the contrary. And even if implem issues should not apply in theory, 
> they do apply in real life...

Don't worry, the WHATWG basic principles put pragmatism first. It's the 
only way to get a spec implemented, and without implementations, specs are 
somewhat academic.

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