[whatwg] translate attribute conflicts with http://www.winktoolkit.org/documentation/symbols/HTMLElement.html#translate

Edward O'Connor eoconnor at apple.com
Mon Mar 26 16:14:43 PDT 2012

Hi Ian,

You wrote:

> It would be unfortunate to have to reserve the use of a name as
> generic as "translate" for a particular library.

Indeed. That said, the name "translate" already means something in the
platform—it's used by CSS transforms and by the <canvas> 2D Context API.
Wink's usage of the term matches the existing use of the term on the

Maybe we should rename the "is this element translatable or not"
attribute to, say, "translatable".


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