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Re: Proposing <indent> vs. <blockquote>

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 16:40:47 -0700
Message-Id: <3B207CBD-9B6E-486C-9BE2-F528EDB004AD@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>


On Apr 15, 2007, at 3:16 PM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:

> What would be wrong with adding the following as elements,  
> predefined classes, types, or WAI-ARIA roles:
>
> 1. epigraph (these seem quite common on blogs)

Isn't an epigraph just a kind of blockquote?

> 2. dedication (never seen one of these on the web)

Me neither.

> 3. tableofcontents
> 4. index (for alphabetical lists of local links)

For hypertext documents, wouldn't these both be adequately served by  
an HTML5 <nav> element?

"The nav element represents a section of a page that links to other  
pages or to parts within the page: a section with navigation links."

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-nav

Perhaps epigraph, toc and index predefined classes could be used for  
further specializing <blockquote> and <nav> for these purposes.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Sunday, 15 April 2007 23:41:44 GMT

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