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Re: Research for class="copyright" (was: Re: Getting beyond the ping pong match)

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 20:07:23 +0300 (EEST)
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On Mon, 7 May 2007, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> http://canvex.lazyilluminati.com/misc/copyright.html
>
> A quick review of the results shows that the majority of them are using 
> class="copyright" for actual copyright notices.

IE 7 refuses to display the page and tells that I might need some add-on 
to view it. This doesn't make a good impression if you are making an 
argument about WWW authoring.

Anyway, the first example there has <span class="CopyrightText">, so it's 
irrelevant in this discussion.

Next we have

<td class="copyright">  © 2007 Radisson Hotels &amp; Resorts. All Rights 
Reserved. <a 
href="/sectiontemplate.do?sidemenu=privacy.sidemenus§ion=privacy.home">Privacy</a> 
<a 
href="/sectiontemplate.do?sidemenu=termsandconditions.sidemenus§ion=terms.home">Terms 
&amp; Conditions</a>  <a href="/rad/html/sitemap.html">Site Map</a>  </td>

which is an example _against_ your point, since the content of the element 
class="copyright" is _not_ copyright information but mixed information, 
including a copyright notice as a part.

A bit later we have:

<p class="copyright"> FREE MONTH OFFER ONLY ON $24.99
    UNLIMITED  RESIDENTIAL PLAN. NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY.

etc.

And we have

<p class="copyright">  </p>

as well as

<span class="copyright"><a 
href="http://www.themeatrix.com/about/filmfests.html"> and 
more...</a></span>

This is actually worse than I expected. I wonder why you presented this 
evidence, since it clearly speaks against your point. I think there is no 
need for more witnesses, and I rest my case.

-- 
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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