[whatwg] several messages
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jul 23 13:44:34 PDT 2010
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010, Simon Pieters wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 01:03:33 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Mon, 22 Feb 2010, Kornel Lesi�~Dski wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm wondering if data-* attributes should be renamed to priv-* to
> > > make it clearer that it's page's _private_ data.
> > >
> > > "data-" is such a nice generic prefix that I'm afraid sooner or
> > > later someone will start basing microformats-like markup on that.
> > It's not a bad idea... Unfortunately data-* is already being used
> > quite a lot and has been widely advertised, so we have to be careful
> > with this. Anyone else have an opinion on this?
> I think we should keep data- as is. People have started to use it, we
> would waste their time by renaming it.
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > I don't feel strongly that either name is better. Though I would not
> > that priv- doesn't make things much clearer since it's totally
> > undefined who it's private to.
> Given that priv-* isn't clearly better, I think it would be better not
> to annoy early adopters of data-* with a name change.
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
I haven't changed it.
On Wed, 30 Jun 2010, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> In the first paragraph of
> it says that a custom data attribute is "an attribute in no namespace
> whose name starts with the string "data-", has at least one character
> after the hyphen,...". Following this, <div data-=foo> would not put
> anything in .dataset.
> However, in the algorithm for getting the list of name-value pairs, it
> says to process "each content attribute on the element whose first five
> characters are the string "data-" and whose remaining characters (if
> any)...". Following this, <div data-=foo> would make
> One of these references needs to be fixed, as webkit is implementing
> dataset right now.
There's no contradiction here, it's just a difference between author
conformance and implementation requirements in error conditions.
Since WebKit implemented this as specced, I've left it unchanged:
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