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Decentralized poetry markup (language) (ISSUE-41)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 19:29:17 +0100
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100119192917556643.5266dac9@xn--mlform-iua.no>
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Dr. Olaf Hoffmann, Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:59:53 +0100:
> Tab Atkins Jr.:
>> 2010/1/19 Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>:
>>> Well several members of the working group convinced me in the
>>> previous discussions, that HTML5 (HyperText Markup Language Vesion 5)
>>> is not the right place for poetry, literature or text, it cares about
>>> other things  (I did not ask or look into details, about what else it
>>> cares) - therefore it was suggested to use another language to markup
>>> text or to use RDF(a) and a specific vocabulary.

> If we continue to discuss this, we should change the topic, 

Done. ;-)

> Some responses are added in the wiki.
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/PoeticSemantics

> 
> Already the first response from Peter Krantz suggests to use XHTML2 or RDFa.

It strikes me that this is an example of a language which we could have 
developed within HTML5, if  Toby's Decentralized Extensibility proposal 
had been implemented in HTML5.

http://www.w3.org/mid/1263511821.18556.5.camel@ophelia2.g5n.co.uk


Then we would not need develop new elements. How would you have looked 
upon such a solution? All the stuff which relates to RDFa and @role 
could have been added to those elements instead.

OTOH, we have - as you have noted - XHTML, which allows you to use 
validly use specific elements. And, we can serve XHTML as text/HTML. 
So, with HTML5 we get two kinds of text/HTML: "real" text/HTML and 
XHTML text/HTML. The latter gives us much more freedom than HTML5.
-- 
leif halvard silli
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