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Re: Proposing <indent> vs. <blockquote>

From: Dannii <curiousdannii@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:52:48 +1000
Message-ID: <af3e73120704160352h2feb13f8u321dd52b0d02d789@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Do Gottwald" <dao@design-noir.de>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
If there was some context where specific indents were required for correct
semantic meaning, couldn't the  <pre> tag be used for that? If there is no
semantic meaning, CSS should definitely be used. I cannot see how <indent>
would be useful.

On 4/16/07, Do Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de> wrote:
>
>
> Mike Schinkel schrieb:
> >
> > Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> >> Other than in Mike's own work, I can't recall ever seeing <blockquote>
> >> misused for indentation in social media. Can anyone point to some
> >> recent (say past 6 months) examples of this in the wild?
> > http://mindblogging.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/04/i_just_might_ne.html
> >
> http://www.radicalgeorgiamoderate.org/2007/04/10/the-vernon-jones-circus/
> >
> http://spaceygreview.blogspot.com/2007/03/atlanta-woman-refused-emergency..html
>
> These look like quotes to me. If that was the intent, fine. If it
> wasn't, the problem would be that the styling conflicts with the actual
> meaning, and <indent> wouldn't solve that, as it still would be
> misinterpreted (at least by me).
>
> > http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20030210.html
>
> That would be a use case for <aside>, <legend> or even better <summary>
> (don't know if that was ever proposed.)
>
> --Dao
>
>
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