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RE: Why bother? (was Re: The Semantic Debate)

From: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 12:25:11 -0700
To: "'Jonas Sicking'" <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003101c790dd$6e9291e0$078240ab@Piglet>

Jonas Sicking wrote:

> The point is to give web authors a more powerful language to create
> more powerful web pages in. WA1 has lots of useful features for web
> authors. 

...and providing a means to attach semantic meaning to concepts is extremely
powerful (and useful).  Let's figure out how to do it best, and make sure it
works properly.  Let's not "jump" to a solution 'cause it sounds good at the
time; this is what microformats did with the time issue and title attribute,
and it's broken in the wild, and HTML 5 is now trying to go in and fix it.
Let's learn from this and avoid those messes in the future.

JF
Received on Monday, 7 May 2007 19:25:17 UTC

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