[uf-discuss] HTML 5 data- attributes
fberriman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 04:37:33 PDT 2008
On 16/07/2008, André Luís <andr3.pt at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree this is a nice solution to solve, for example, the
> accessibility problems with the datetime pattern. But not for the
> entire set of properties.. it "darkens" the data, makes the author
> repeat information, etc...
> For the abbr-based design patterns, I totally agree. For the rest, not so much.
> A good compromise, IMHO, that has already been sugested here, would be
> to port these attributes to classnames (data-*).
> Custom DTDs for HTML, adding new namespaces to XHTML... I believe this
> is a whole new path for microformats that needs to be assessed whether
> we actually _need_ to go.
Well, as of *now* it's not about "need" so much as "want". Custom
DTDs and new namespaces etc. just aren't in the realm of what
microformats are doing, or should be doing, at the moment.
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