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[whatwg] Should <address> be more general-purpose?

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 08:03:49 +0000
Message-ID: <1172563429.4009.9.camel@galahad>
Simon Pieters wrote:

> * Providing contact details of any type for any person or organisation.

Would generalizing address to that extent would prevent automated agents
being able to distinguish an <address> for a <article> (e.g. a blog
comment) from an <address> mentioned in a <article>? This would make it
more difficult to construct functionality for citing by or replying to
author. Creating an <author> element might help resolve that problem for
new content, but then agents would have to sniff content to work out
what sort of content was under investigation. A better alternative might
be a new element <contactinfo>, which is a more general name than
<address> and doesn't make old content more ambiguous.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 00:03:49 UTC

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