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I had heard rumors of this but didn’t realize they were so many months into actually doing it. The jQuery foundation is creating…

… an attempt at creating open standards designed for CSS libraries, JavaScript UI libraries, and web developers in general. This project will define standards for markup and class names for common widgets and patterns, as well as an implementation of those standards. Just like DOM libraries can build upon Sizzle, we hope UI libraries will build upon this.

Like a framework for frameworks. This is interesting on a lot of levels. One of which is whether or not developers (or framework creators) will actually embrace it. There are certainly some different developer mindsets out there. Like:

  • For the love of god, please don’t tell me how to name things or structure my markup. And,
  • For the the love of god, please help me name things and structure my markup.

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