[whatwg] Prevent abuse of data-*

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Mar 17 17:03:33 PDT 2010

On Mon, 22 Feb 2010, Kornel LesiÅ~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?

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