[whatwg] <code> attributes
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 4 18:24:18 PDT 2009
On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Jacob Rask wrote:
> has there ever been any discussion on including an attribute to the code
> element, specify the programming language in the markup? If so, what was
> the conclusion? I didn't find anything in the list archives.
> If not, I believe it would be a very good idea. Browsers could for
> instance have default color codings for different languages, open
> selected code/text in an editor associated with that language, etc...
On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
> We would need a controlled vocabulary, of course.
On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> For example: <code class="language-python"></code>
This has been discussed before, but the basic answer is "use the class
attribute", at least for now. I would recommend, if this is a
common-enough problem, that a group of people get together and define a
common set of class attribute values for the <code> element, in the style
of a Microformat. That way, we can build a common vocabulary that can then
be made more formal in the next version of HTML.
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