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Re: HTML adequacy

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@mac.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 11:43:22 -0800
Message-id: <4B5B515A.7010406@mac.com>
To: Lars Hansen <lars.hansen@yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: Eduard Pascual <herenvardo@gmail.com>, public-html-comments@w3.org
Lars Hansen wrote:
> Hello,
>> Most of what you can find in HTML is there for some reason; and what
>> has no reason to be is being removed
>> The worst thing of the HTML5 process is that there is a lot of people
>> involved, so there are a lot of clashing interests. And the best thing
>> of the HTML5 process is that there is a lot of people involved, so
>> it's really difficult to overlook some need that the language should
>> address.
> This is good to hear (not that I thought elsewise), it sounds like a
> worthily path. I am relieved.

I was using a custom DTD for awhile because I wanted an attribute called 
"spider" that I could assign to a node to tell my customized search 
engine whether it could index the node or node.

Then I found out that with html5 I could use data-spider and it would 
validate w/o needing a custom DTD. Additionally, html5 supported a few 
other attributes I was using (IE autocomplete etc.).

There's a lot about html5 that makes a lot of sense and makes it easier 
to do what we want to do and still validate, I especially like the 
data-whatever attribute, that can be very useful for putting in hooks 
for other uses.

I don't agree with everything html5, I think defining that a WYSIWYG 
editor was used when one was used is un-necessary, I see no need for the 
embed tag when object is there and I wish there was a standard way to 
add style to the html5 media control bar (IE specify a height, whether 
it autohides or not, whether it covers video or sits below it - all 
stuff I can configure with, say, flowplayer) but can't make everyone 
happy about everything and html5 in general seems to be very well 
thought out.

 From my perspective anyway.
Received on Saturday, 23 January 2010 19:44:14 UTC

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