[whatwg] Thoughts on HTML 5

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 06:32:11 PST 2008

> On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 1:40 AM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 10:31 AM,  <html at nczonline.net> wrote:
>> We then, as developers, could use that attribute as we see fit and
>> the document would still validate (for people who care about such
>> things).
> Are people who care about things are the parenthetical afterthought?
> Just curious: What are you expecting your invalid html and custom
> attributes to do?

Control scripts, usually.  This is a valid and common use-case that
currently has to hack around things, sometimes by embedding this data
in the class attribute.  The data-* attribute family is explicitly
designed for this.


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