[whatwg] Prevent abuse of data-*

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Thu Mar 18 06:41:12 PDT 2010

"Jonas Sicking" <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
> 2010/3/17 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>:
> > 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.

Given that priv-* isn't clearly better, I think it would be better not to annoy early adopters of data-* with a name change.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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