[whatwg] Prevent abuse of data-*

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Thu Mar 18 02:52:01 PDT 2010

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.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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