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[whatwg] Presentational safety valves

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 23:57:46 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0701032356380.4611@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> 
> As another analogy, in a recent message to Ian I referred to such 
> presentational elements as "safety valves".
> 
> Whenever someone uses <div>, don't say "alas, that's a hole in HTML"; 
> say "hooray, that's someone who isn't misusing <blockquote>".

For the record, note that <div> is now in HTML5. If I recall correctly, 
the only element now missing is <font>, and that will be added in due 
course (when I get around to speccing what WYSIWYG editors are allowed to 
do).

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