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Re: HTML is a declarative mark-up language

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 22:24:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901292221350.952@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Jirka Kosek wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
> Such index would be very useful, indeed. But I was thinking about adding 
> links to global attributes to every element definition so it is clear 
> from the first sight that those attributes are available there.

There's something on the order of 40 or more attributes that apply to 
every element; listing them explicitly for each element seems like a lot 
of redundant text. (There's even more if you start counting common APIs.)


> It would be also useful to have more explicit content model presented 
> there. Yeah, this sounds like HTML5 markup-spec.

More explicit than what? I don't understand what you mean here. Do you 
mean having non-normative formalisms as well as the exhaustive normative 
text we have now?

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