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Re: Proposing <indent> vs. <blockquote>

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 22:48:36 +0200
Message-ID: <461E9B24.6070504@design-noir.de>
To: Rene Saarsoo <nene@triin.net>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Let me just say that this makes perfectly sense to me. :)

--Dao

Rene Saarsoo schrieb:
> 
> Actually I agree with Mike Schinkel, that we need another
> element in addition to <blockquote> to mark up indented text,
> but it's not really <indent> what we need, and we don't
> really need it for indenting.
> 
> Often we want to designate some portion of text from it's
> surrounding content. This could be some kind of interesting
> fact you want to add to your main content, some kind of example,
> in-depth material, etc, but it's clearly not a quotation.
> Often you might want to style it with and indent (which
> might be a good default for that element in visual user-agents),
> but it's clearly not the only way, you might want to style it.
> 
> Happily HTML5 already defines the <aside> [1] element, that
> nicely fits for all those purposes and many more.
> 
>   <aside>
>   I don't really agree with the use of predefined class-
>   names for it, but that's a completely other issue.
>   </aside>
> 
> With best wishes,
> 
> Rene Saarsoo
> 
> [1] 
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/section-sections.html#the-aside
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