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extracting semantics Re: Namespace

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:37:31 +0900
Message-Id: <88589F5D-E012-4EF4-B9DF-7E8FC8926FD7@w3.org>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>


Le 18 juil. 2007 à 02:57, Robert Burns a écrit :
> Earlier I gave the example of changing the semantics  of <small>   
> from meaning "presentationally small text" to meaning "legal  
> descriptions and other disadvantages" With that, "the likelihood  
> that it will be interpreted and presented as intended by an  
> implementation" falls dramatically.

Indeed a semantics extractor looking at the version of HTML

	<p>Life is <small>tough</small>.</p>


* HTML 4.01
   SMALL: Renders text in a "small" font.
* HTML 5.01
   The small element represents small print (part of a document often  
describing legal restrictions, such as copyrights or other  
disadvantages), or other side comments.


Then I'm an implementer of a semantics extractor. What are my  
implementation strategies?

For HTML 4.01, two choices:
	* ignore it, it has no meaningful semantics.
	* extract it, with a message [small text without particular  
meaning:  tough]
For HTML 5.01
	* [small print or side comments:  tough]

Both definitions create issues. That would be interesting to test/ 
review all definitions of the specification with having to
	1) author the information
	2) extract the information





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