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Re: Marking Up Poetry

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 00:18:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
Cc: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0803010017580.6407@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sat, 1 Mar 2008, Sam Kuper wrote:
> > On Fri, 29 Feb 2008, Sam Kuper wrote:
> > >
> > > **E.g. statements like "the p element represents a paragraph", which 
> > > uses the prose-specific terms "paragraph", should be neutralised.
> >
> > Note that "paragraph" is a defined term in HTML5, which specifically 
> > says that it covers poetry:
> >
> > | A paragraph is typically a block of text with one or more sentences that
> > | discuss a particular topic, as in typography, but can also be used for
> > | more general thematic grouping. For instance, an address is also a
> > | paragraph, as is a part of a form, a byline, or a stanza in a poem.
> >   -- http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#paragraphs
> 
> I should have addressed this more explicitly in my post; sorry for the 
> confusion caused.
> 
> I read that paragraph before making my last post, and my analysis of it 
> was that it didn't address Olaf's objections (as I have understood them 
> so far) because it conflates stanzas and paragraphs, which he sees as 
> being objects from disjoint domains (poetry and prose respectively).

Yes, I agree that it doesn't address Olaf's objections. I'm just saying 
that we <p> is already neutrally defined.

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