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Re: XHTML 2 - WTF?

From: Lachlan Cannon <luminosity@members.evolt.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 14:40:49 +1000
Message-ID: <3D913E51.6050607@members.evolt.org>
To: keran@kiwi-interactive.com
CC: public-evangelist@w3.org

Keran McKenzie wrote:
> There is the thought of replacing the <br /> tag with 
> <line>content</line> which to me makes NO sense at all. For one it 
> bloats your files, and if I wanted to wrap things I'd do it with a P 
> tag or a SPAN style

br is supposed to be presentational whereas line isn't.. i don't really 
care either way, personally.

> And what's this rumor about removing the <img /> tag? With an object 
> tag... hmm what about ALT tags and such like for accessability?

Firstly, they're alt attributes not tags. Secondly, object is *more* 
accessible. the alt attribute was whacked on at the last minute to add 
acessibility, whereas object is designed for it. If a user agent doesn't 
support the content-type of the object, then it falls back by parsing 
it's children instead. Thus you can have multiple nested objects, and 
your alt text is replaced by what is inside the object tags. Thus you 
can also tags for its 'alternative' text, as well as all the other 
things that tag contents can do which attributes can't.

> I do like the new HREF becoming part of the common attrributes .. but 
> again what about accessability on these?

What about it?
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