[whatwg] New attributes would degrade better than new elements
Jukka K. Korpela
jkorpela at cs.tut.fi
Wed Oct 26 14:36:23 PDT 2011
26.10.2011 23:16, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> Believe me, these discussions were had in the past.
I do, but did you draw the conclusions?
> All major UAs except old IE handle unknown elements in a way that's
That means all browsers except that the most common one. Is that a
What do you expect to gain by adding new elements, as opposite to the
smoother addition of new attributes?
> So, it's not a big deal.
It's difference between working on all browsers and working on some
Under which circumstances would you vote for the latter, and what do you
expect to win? I love gambling, but what's the potential gain here?
Pleasing someone's idea of "semantic markup", as if attributes could not
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