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From: Krzysztof Żelechowski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 17:52:17 +0100
Message-ID: <1193763137.17275.16.camel@a1dmin>
Dnia 30-10-2007, wto o godzinie 08:33 +0000, Ian Hickson napisa?(a):

> (I strongly feel that there is a difference between <div> used for 
> grouping thematically related blocks, and <p> used for separating 
> thematically related inline content, e.g. parts of a form. I want to make 
> inline-in-<div> non-conforming in the case where <p> could better be 
> used, but without making it non-conforming when it is being used to make 
> custom widgets. I don't really see what to do about this. Maybe only 
> allow <div> to contain blocks or <span> elements (but not both)?)

It would also clean up the current situation where the strictness of the
BODY element is meaningless because you can wrap all content in a DIV
element to make it strict.

> On Tue, 17 Jan 2006, Eugene T.S. Wong wrote:
> >
> > I guess I should have looked up the dictionary definition earlier on. I 
> > just looked it up now, and 1 of the definitions for "title" is "a 
> > general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work". I was 
> > wrong. If we look up "heading", we can see the same idea. I must say 
> > that I'm pretty surprised. I've never heard of anybody using "heading" & 
> > "title" interchangeably, outside of HTML.
> 
> I don't know what the difference would be if they're not the same. :-)

If the written work is a composition, it would have a title; if it is
ephemeral excerpt, like a note, a notice or a memo, it would have a
heading.  That is my intuition; I may be wrong because I did not attend
an English school.

Cheers,
Chris
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