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Re: Extension Mechanism for HTML

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 10:24:19 +0200
Message-ID: <4642D6B3.6010403@design-noir.de>
To: Rene Saarsoo <nene@triin.net>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Eric Daspet schrieb:
> Even those aren't without problems.
> I have one page where all &copy; characters are in a <span
> class="copyright"> to have then in a different color. I'm sure that when 
> you
> think about the "copyright" you thik about a full paragraph and not only 
> the
> symbol.

Yeah. Then what about defining it for paragraphs only? The downside is 
that <span class="copyright"> is used rather often for copyright 
information. So again, the ballpark figure of false positives needs to 
be surveyed.

Here's another interesting example: 
<http://www.google.com/codesearch?hl=en&q=+span\+*class%3D%22copyright%22+show:VuEfHZvRGl0:1nlPf_E3eAM:X7B8ModQOrU&sa=N&cd=33&ct=rc&cs_p=http://engineering.meta-comm.com/boost/snapshot/boost-CVS-RC_1_34_0.tar.bz2&cs_f=boost-RC_1_34_0-07-02-22-1712/libs/wave/doc/class_reference_context.html#a0> 
(<http://tinyurl.com/2omy74>)

> It is only one page of mine, I do not care if it brokes ... but if we 
> define
> meaning and hope this meaning will be used, we will have browsers which
> presents a "copyright" menu with a useless content (just the copyriht
> symbol).

At a reasonable low rate, hopefully. We have to weigh up the pros and 
cons. (I'm not going to repeat them ...)

--Dao
Received on Thursday, 10 May 2007 08:24:32 UTC

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