[whatwg] Ghosts from the past and the semantic Web
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Aug 28 06:19:19 PDT 2008
James Graham wrote:
>> As Anne and Julian have pointed out, that's not a use of data-*
>> attributes permitted by the spec.
> FWIW I think we have a problem in that multiple independent people have
> seen data-* and assumed they are for externally readable metadata. If
Right. That is a problem.
> the bad effects of people using it for that purpose are worse than the
> usefulness of the feature, we need to consider removing the feature. If
> the bad effects are not so bad we need to consider legitimizing this as
> it is clearly something that it is clear will happen irrespective of
> what the spec says.
I think it indicates that many people are looking for this feature.
Introducing something like RDFa (or something similar) would end that
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