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Re: [html5] proposal to add <text> element.

From: Ivan Enderlin @ Hoa <@>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:29:09 +0100
Message-ID: <49927E45.5010008@hoa-project.net>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Hi Andrew :-),
> I propose to add <text> element to the list of supported elements.
> <text> is exactly <p> in all meanings other than default styling: it 
> has no margins by default.
HTML is a semantic and a markup language. Browsers proposes default 
stylesheets for each elements but it must not be a reference.
<p> has a specific meaning in a document, but I don't understand the 
meaning for <text> … Can you explain more that “a style property changes”.
> Having it in place will help to deal with the text in WYSIWYG editors 
> and in other places where generic text container is required.
> Outlook for example creates paragraphs as <div>s so in mail systems 
> that do not use or have limited CSS support text
> appears without "extra lines". Many pages too abuse <div> element - 
> are using it as just a margin-less text element.
> That is not so pretty, IMO.
Well, what about <span> in this case ?


Ivan Enderlin
Developper of Hoa Framework
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 07:29:51 UTC

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