[uf-dev] Using class for non-human data

Sarven Capadisli csarven at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 08:57:33 PDT 2008

Earlier this year, Andy Mabbett proposed a clear use of the "data" prefix here:


Doesn't conflict with styling.


On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Frances Berriman <fberriman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23/06/2008, Glenn Jones <glenn.jones at madgex.com> wrote:
>>  The following may of been easier for authors to understand?
>>  <span class="dtstart{2005-10-10T10:10:10-0100}">10 o'clock</span></span>
>>  The use of {} for data is becoming more popular with OpenSearch etc. It
>>  directly links the property and value.
> Merging it like that wouldn't be ideal for styling (we did toy with
> the idea of dstart-2005-10-10T10:10:10-0100, for example).
> The data- prefix would make the same data available to more than one
> attribute too - rather than having to repeat the same data more than
> once if it happens to be in the same element.
> I'm not sure if it's really easier to understand, to be honest.
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> Frances Berriman
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