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Re: draft HTML5: Techniques for the provision of text alternatives

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 20:09:18 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <201001192009.18803.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Tab Atkins Jr.:
> Ah, thanks.  Yes, some of those people are definitely over-reaching.
> While it is true that there may be some cases where you would like to
> mark up the structure of poetry in very specific ways, for the vast
> majority of cases the <p>+<br> method is perfectly adequate.
> The example used in the text-alternative spec is fine.
> ~TJ

Clearly not, because it abuses p. And br is not sufficient to
markup prose lines as explained in the wiki ;o)
Currently you need divs, because the old and 
nasty dl+dt/dd solution from HTML4 is excluded in
HTML5 as well (was is finally not a bad decision for
dl/dt/dd themselves).
Or maybe you can use section+div, section for the
strophe/stanza, div for a line. And a section around
the poem. In this case only the poem, to separate
it properly from the image/prose and to be able
to apply information about the author to all three
parts of the construction independently.
Then one could put another section around it
to indicate that the heading applies to all of
them - something like this would be all you can
press out of the current drafts. Then you can
add RDFa (or some role-mechanism) to indicate
which part contains poetry, information about 
an author and which author is related to which
part of the construction.

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