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Re: [whatwg] use of article to markup comments

From: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:19:32 +0100
To: "Bruce Lawson" <brucel@opera.com>
Message-ID: <20130217141932.7ca5ed8a@desudesudesu>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
"Bruce Lawson" <brucel@opera.com> schrieb am Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:30:18
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> In short, why should the spec suggest any specific method of marking
> up comments?

As someone who is interested in semantics and tired of scraping
content and applying scrappy heuristics: If it is clear that an
<article> within an <article> represents a comments one can easily:
  * programmatically find article comments in HTML
  * write interoperable stylesheets for comments, using the selector
    “article > article”
  * use HTML fragments in a document store for content management (I
    wrote a blog software with a git backend yesterday and plan to add
    this feature)

Without having one interoperable way all that becomes a lot harder.

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Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
<http://dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
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