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Sure it is. For one, attributes typically have effects that are obvious when missing. For another, HTML5 doesn't allow custom attributes that aren't prefixed with data-, and most HTML validators will catch them.

And anyway, you wanna talk JS, how about mistyped event names? Just last week my teammate lost hours in a weird bug that boiled down to a '$destroy' event mistyped as '$destory'.

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I mean, then it would be your own fault for not checking the attribute to begin with. What's the difference?

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The same can be said of events. I guess my point boils down to: anything that can go wrong in HTML has a direct analog in JavaScript, and there's a thousand extra things that can go wrong in JS as well.

Congratulations Ken for your patience in this conversation. I am impressed

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