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Re: Proposed list of predefined class names

From: Rene Saarsoo <nene@triin.net>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 16:45:17 +0300
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
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Jonas Sicking wrote:
> You could certainly give them semantic meaning by doing the above. But  
> you could do that even if the list wasn't in the spec. The thing is that  
> they are no more or less likely to have the semantic meaning that you  
> think it did than if we said "here are some class names people seem to  
> use a lot, treat them like they have semantic meaning based on their  
> name".
>
> Basically what we are doing is that we are guessing that most people  
> that currently use class=error in their pages are using it to indicate  
> an error message. But anyone could make that guess.

Alright, I think I misunderstood you at first place. I thought
you were against marking up warnings, copyrights and other
units per se. But it looks you are actually against using class
names for that purpose - in that case, I'm in agreement with you.

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Rene Saarsoo
Received on Saturday, 5 May 2007 13:44:39 UTC

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