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Re: relevance of diverse HTML authoring practices [was: Versioning re-visited ...]

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:00:04 +0900
Message-Id: <A5DBBE36-8C07-4DB9-8E92-D6D3F5AB5002@w3.org>
Cc: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
To: scott lewis <sfl@scotfl.ca>


Le 26 juin 2007 à 02:35, scott lewis a écrit :
> What use is HTML except as a set of directions to a UA? How does  
> hiding the way a UA will process the mark-up from the author  
> improve things for her? That is to say, what intrinsic value does:
>
> 	<ul><li>one<li>two<li>three</ul>
>
> have? The fact that it should be displayed as a bulleted list is a  
> processing requirement for the UA. The semantic meaning of "an  
> unordered list with three items" is a processing requirement. I  
> don't understand how HTML could be defined properly in the absence  
> of describing UA behaviour.

Aside: An indexing bot, an aural browser, a tool to extract lists in  
a meaningful way do not display anything.

1. A conforming user agent must be able to parse
	<ul><li>one</li><li>two<li>three</ul>
	<ul><li>one<li>two</li><li>three</ul>
	<ul><li>one<li>two<li>three</ul>
	<ul><li>one</li><li>two</li><li>three</li></ul>
	and many other cases.

2. An author and an authoring tool could have the requirement or at  
least the recommended option of producing
	<ul><li>one</li><li>two</li><li>three</li></ul>

1. and 2. are both compatible, doesn't harm anyone and would satisfy  
more people from what I gather from the different communities. It  
would be a nice compromise.


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