[webkit-dev] Feature announcement: Custom Elements

Dimitri Glazkov dglazkov at chromium.org
Tue Jan 29 19:34:56 PST 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 7:21 PM, Benjamin Poulain <benjamin at webkit.org>wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 6:22 PM, Hajime Morrita <morrita at chromium.org>wrote:
>> I'm going to implement "Custom Elements" standard behind
>> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/custom/index.html
>> Here is the tracking bug for the feature:
>> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99688
>> Note that Mozilla is also working on implementing this.
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=783129
>> Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
> Usually specs explain a bit what it is for and give examples toward that
> goal. Not this spec :(

This is all my fault. I've been focusing on getting the actual matter of
the spec right, guided by Mozilla's implementation feedback.

> Can you please summarize what problem Custom Elements is solving for for
> lazy people like me? :)

Custom elements are part of the bigger umbrella of Web Components. There's
a nice document that explains how everything fits in to the Web
Components--and here's the section on custom elements:

Hope this helps!

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