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Re: unifying alternate content across embedded content element types

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 06:31:44 -0500
Message-Id: <2FD89123-A41D-416F-A0D8-75F2F3B05943@robburns.com>
Cc: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>

On Jul 14, 2007, at 6:07 AM, Robert Burns wrote:
> Ben's message helped me think of another approach that might convey  
> my meaning better. Since, <img> has two separate mechanisms for  
> alternate/equivalent content and those mechanisms have become  
> differentiated by their length, might it be useful to extend those  
> differences to the other embedded content elements?
>
> (I have know idea whether this table will work on the list or the  
> list archives or the wiki, but I'll give this a shot. If HTML's not  
> supported at the W3C, where will it be supported :-) ) .

OK, well that didn't work as I hoped, so let me give this approach a  
try. Here's an attachment of an html file that has the table I created.



For the record, the existing toolchains are quite frustrating. The  
semantically rich table I created was basically reduced to pure  
presentation markup by my email client. Though it still looks as I  
intended in my own email client, I imagine others (even those with  
HTML support in their email clients) may not see even the  
presentation as I authored it.. Then the archives tossed out the text/ 
html content entirely. The Wiki doesn't permit many semantic  
elements: including the table I created. So let's see how this  
attachment works.

For reference, I did quickly create a wiki page on this:

<http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ShortFallback>

Take care,
Rob

Received on Saturday, 14 July 2007 11:32:03 GMT

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