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[whatwg] Lists, <ins>/<del>, and <a>

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 18:32:10 +1000
Message-ID: <44F54D0A.6020500@lachy.id.au>
Ric Hardacre wrote:
> Another related thought we could discuss for revision control using ins
> and del is that they could do with a couple of attributes, a datetime

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/text.html#adef-datetime

> and an author:
> 
> <p>On a dull and dreary afternoon <ins datetime="2006-27-08 12:34:56"
> author="Ric Hardacre">I added this text while</ins> the rain poured down</p>

Maybe.  What's the use case and what benefit does it provide?  Would a 
name be a suitable value, or would a URI pointing to more info about the 
author be better (e.g. linking to the author's profile or homepage).

Would the use cases be better handled using CVS or SVN on the back end? 
Would any user need to know which author edited something?

I could be wrong, but I believe author information is recorded by office 
applications (e.g. Word, OpenOffice) when revision control is enabled; 
but, again, would it be useful to have it saved in HTML?

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Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
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