[whatwg] supporting HTMLElement.dataset on SVG elements

David Carlisle davidc at nag.co.uk
Wed Feb 6 02:56:43 PST 2013

On 06/02/2013 06:41, Cameron McCormack wrote:
> As part of aligning SVG with some not-so-HTML-specific features of
> HTML, the SVG WG would like to support data-* attributes on SVG
> elements.  In mixed HTML/SVG documents, it seems like you would want
> to be able to use these attributes regardless of whether the elements
> are HTML or SVG, or indeed MathML.
> Does it make sense to move HTMLElement.dataset up to Element, so that
>  all elements can benefit from it?  If not, could this attribute be
> split out on to a separate interface that we could have SVGElement
> implement?
> (I'm also going to be looking at the other global attributes that
> HTML elements have to see if any make sense in SVG too.)
> Thanks,
> Cameron

I'm also in favour of making any reasonable global feature act the same
way across html/mathml/svg (hence the earlier request to move innerHTML
and friends up to Element so they apply to MathML).


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