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Re: Proposing <indent> vs. <blockquote>

From: Alexander Graf <a.graf@aetherworld.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2007 15:11:41 +0200
Message-Id: <253F711C-16B0-4C71-B4B1-00ED0B351197@aetherworld.org>
Cc: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>, public-html@w3.org

> Mike Schinkel wrote:
>
>> Yes, I can use CSS, but indent is such a common need that I end up  
>> using <blockquote> because it doesn't require me to remember the  
>> idiosyncrasies of the box model and how it applies to different  
>> browsers.
>>
>
> You think that's a valid reason?
>
>
>> Providing an <indent> would add zero semantic information
>>
>
> ... which directly violates our Design Principles.
>
>
>> and they could use the class attribute to provide additional  
>> semantics if desired.
>>
>
> So you expect accessible browser X to recognize <indent  
> class="quote"> as a quote?
>
> --Dao
>

+1

Indenting is presentational and blockquote is about
semantics. Mixing the two or providing an <indent>
element in the semantic markup is just plain wrong.

- -- Alex
Received on Monday, 9 April 2007 13:12:39 UTC

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