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Re: 3.8.10. The address element

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 11:56:18 +0100
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070808105618.GB5388@stripey.com>

Robert Burns writes:

> On Aug 7, 2007, at 10:28 AM, Smylers wrote:
> 
> > Ben Boyle writes:
> > 
> > > On 8/8/07, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > <address> is not a sectioning element.
> > >
> > > That's good news for HTML; bad news for the spec. The spec reads
> > > as if address elements are sections and definitely requires
> > > clarification.
> > 
> > Which bit reads like that to you?
> 
> I  had the same problem reading this as Ben, so I definitely see the
> ambiguity. I think part of the problem is that the chapter "Sections"
> includes several elements that are not "sectioning elements": in
> particular ADDRESS and H! – H6. That makes it easy to think all of the
> elements in the chapter are sectioning element. It might be better to
> rename the chapter to something like: "Sections and their metadata"

OK.  Or perhaps add another level of hierarchy, so that within the
chapter there's a section of 'Sectioning Elements' and one of 'Elements
Used with Sectioning Elements' (and the current sections become
subsections of one of those).

Smylers
Received on Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:03:01 UTC

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