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Re: Getting beyond the ping pong match (was RE: Cleaning House)

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 17:25:58 +0300 (EEST)
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.64.0705081721500.10543@mustatilhi.cs.tut.fi>

On Mon, 7 May 2007, Kornel Lesinski wrote:

> On Sat, 05 May 2007 21:30:32 +0100, Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi> 
> wrote:
>
>> Considering all the proposed predefined class names, the possibility of 
>> clashes is very real.
>
> Yes, there is, but is it really a problem?

Yes, if the predefined class has some real impact. If it does not, why 
introduce it?

> All elements in the HTML spec get abused. Will the number of clashes be 
> greater than incorrect uses of other elements like <address>, <blockquote> or 
> <h1>?

That's irrelevant. Using class="copyright" does not violate any 
requirement or definition now, no matter what I use it for.

> If we defined <example> element, wouldn't it be almost as (un)likely to be 
> mis-used as <p class=example>?

This discussion is not about potential misuse but about conflicts with 
existing specifications and usage.

-- 
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2007 14:26:06 UTC

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