[whatwg] Prevent abuse of data-*

Roger Hågensen rescator at emsai.net
Thu Mar 18 01:11:47 PDT 2010

On 2010-03-17 17:28, Jonas Sicking 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 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.

Maybe a better naming would have been: doc-*
It's short, it kinda reflect what it's related to as well right? Or does 
that clash with something?


Roger "Rescator" Hågensen.
Freelancer - http://EmSai.net/

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