WHATWG Weekly: Permanently Binding Decorative Components
In revision 6657 Ian Hickson removed the
text/html-sandboxed MIME type from the HTML standard. The goal of the MIME type was to allow untrusted content to be hosted on the same origin as trusted content. However, given that older versions of Internet Explorer treat content with the
text/html-sandboxed MIME type as content with a
text/html MIME type instead of as downloadable content, the
text/html-sandboxed MIME type did not meet its design goals.
Revision 6668 introduces the ability for the
itemtype attribute to take more than one value. This makes it easier to mark up items in Microdata that share a vocabulary.
On the WebApps WG mailing list Ian Hickson outlined his current views on bindings. In particular the separation between bindings that expose an API (permanent bindings) and bindings that are stylistic (decorator bindings). Meanwhile Roland Steiner has updated the Component Model Discussion wiki page with the open issues, giving a good overview over where we are at this point.