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Re: Research for class="copyright"

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 22:54:39 +0100
Message-ID: <463E4E9F.5040109@googlemail.com>
To: Cindy Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com>
CC: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>, public-html@w3.org, www-html@w3.org

Cindy Sue Causey wrote:
> 
> Terje Bless wrote:
>> It also shows that even given that miniscule and statistically 
>> insignificant sample there are a disproportionate number that do _not_ 
>> use the class 'copyright' for anything even remotely resembling a 
>> copyright notice.
> 
> 
> *Know* I shouldn't even ask, but.. :)
> 
> Why not use ID..?

id's are unique within a document, but you might have several 
components/sections in a given document, each with different copyright. 
I grant you that as the HTML5 draft is written, class="copyright" is 
only for the entire document, so it could well be an id:

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/section-global.html#class

I'd say that's a flaw in the proposal though.

> My rationale: Would be nice to one day have the universality, such as 
> would ever be possible, such that one could tack on #content, 
> #copyright, #navMain (or #nav), #webmaster, #contact et al(l) and, *if* 
> the website chooses to follow that standard, the user goes immediately 
> to those theoretically standard relative [blocks] on the webpage of a 
> thusly designed universal website..

That would indeed be fantastic. Especially skipping to main. In theory 
<link> and <a> can already sort of do this for copyright. Both the HTML5 
draft and ARIA roles promise to expand their potential further. UA 
support is currently somewhat poor though.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Sunday, 6 May 2007 21:54:55 GMT

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