[whatwg] Early feedback on header association algorithm

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Oct 29 14:54:46 PDT 2008

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> I shall try to explain the general problem in more detail. Suppose you 
> have a template that inserts a table T into the Web page, and some 
> elements in the table have identifiers.  It is not a safe operation 
> because the identifiers can conflict with element identifiers on the 
> containing page, or element identifiers within code snippets submitted 
> to the template as arguments.  In order to preserve uniqueness of 
> identifiers, you can either rename them or use GUIDs.

Just prefix them with the name of the template.

In general, this feedback seems unrelated to the header association 
algorithm. Could I ask you to send feedback like this in new threads 
instead of replying to tangentially related e-mails?

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