[whatwg] The src-N proposal

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 12:40:56 PST 2013

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM, Yoav Weiss <yoav at yoav.ws> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 8:58 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 2:40 AM, James Graham <james at hoppipolla.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>> > This ugliness creates real issues e.g. if I have src-1, src-2 [...] and I
>> > decide I want a rule that is consulted between src-1 and src-2, I need to
>> > rewrite all my attribute names. Whilst this might produce a pleasant
>> rush of
>> > nostalgia for children of the 80s brought up on 8-bit Basic, for everyone
>> > else it seems like an error-prone drag.
>> So all we need to do is to define that you don't have to use a
>> continuous numbered set. I.e. skipping numbers would be allowed.
>> So people can do
>> <img src-10="..." src-20="...">
>> Then if you need to insert a attribute, you simply do
>> <img src-10="..." src-15="..." src-20="...">
> That is actually already part of the spec (implicitly), for that exact
> reason.

Well, not for that reason, but it does allow that usage if you want.

(I did it because it's an authoring hazard if deleting an attribute
means all src-Ns with higher numbers get ignored.)


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