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From "Tim Williams" <william...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Valid HTML (or not)
Date Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:50:30 GMT
On 7/18/07, Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:
> Let me be controversial...
>
> Forrest should not be concerned with outputting valid HTML
>
> ---
>
> Now let me clarify, I'm not talking about a complete free for all. I'm
> talking about conforming to standards where possible, but allowing
> flexibility where necessary. Specifically I am talking about
> additional attributes that are not in HTML.
>
> Why?
>
> To create Ajax interfaces we need to have attributes that are not
> valid HTML. For example, my DOAP plugin cannot use Exhibit properly
> because we do not allow arbitrary attributes in our output, such as
> "ex:facets='.category'"
>
> The future?
>
> Since we are moving to XHTML2 this will not be a problem as we can use
> namespaces.
>
> What does this mean?
>
> At this stage it means we allow namespaced attributes from a source
> doc to pass through to the output HTML.
>
> Any objections to me making this change?

Nope, it's reasonable.  Have you thought through what introducing some
of these technologies means for our static build?  Just curious.

-- 
--tim

http://williamstw.blogspot.com

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