[uf-discuss] HTML 5 data- attributes

Frances Berriman 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.

Frances Berriman

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