[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
> 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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