[whatwg] The src-N proposal

Daniel Cheng dcheng at google.com
Sun Nov 17 19:25:54 PST 2013

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 12:19 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 5:16 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at apple.com> wrote:
> > Without starting a debate on what semantics or aesthetics mean, syntax
> is a big deal.  A bad syntax can totally kill a feature.
> Believe me, I agree; I named my last coding project "Bikeshed", after all.
> ^_^
> This is why I find it puzzling that a syntax accepted by the RICG and
> a lot of authors is being shot down by a few implementors.  This is
> why I've been classifying the objections as "personal aesthetic
> concerns" - I don't know how to classify them otherwise.  The proposed
> syntax doesn't seem to offend average authors, who grasp it well
> enough (it's a pretty simple translation from what they already liked
> in <picture>).  It just offends a few of you from WebKit, some of whom
> have been a bit hyperbolic in expressing their dislike.
> ~TJ

​I think it's worth pointing out that there are some ​Chromium/Blink
developers that don't like the multiple attribute syntax either (for what
it's worth, I am one of them).


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