[whatwg] Ghosts from the past and the semantic Web

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu Aug 28 05:10:48 PDT 2008

On Thu, 28 Aug 2008 14:00:09 +0200, Russell Leggett  
<russell.leggett at gmail.com> wrote:
> I actually think that using custom microformat-like conventions with  
> classes or tags is really not as robust a solution as what is being  
> attempted with RDFa (I honestly did not know much about RDFa before this  
> conversation).
> However, while people keep suggesting classes, I have yet to hear anyone
> suggest the data- attributes. Maybe it was said or implied elsewhere,  
> but it seems like a good fit here. Instead of requiring the addition of  
> "about" or "property" attributes, just use "data-about" or  
> "data-property". It may not be ideal, but it fits with the existing spec.

Actually, data- attributes are not intended for this purpose.

Anne van Kesteren

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