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XHTML2 suggestions/requests logging policy (was: Re: [XHTML] Minutes: 2008-12-02)

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 16:48:07 +0000
To: public-xhtml2@w3.org
Message-Id: <20081203163228.M29284@hicom.net>

aloha, again!

obviously, i mistyped the date in the subject line of my minutes 
announcement...  i also, since the topic was briefly alluded to in the 
wrap-up of today's meeting wanted to point the WG to a wiki page on 
initialisms that i prepared originally for PF to send to XHTML2 before i 
was a member of this working group, but which was brought instead, on the 
advice of the PFWG, to the HTML WG:


i also need to re-phrase:


as an XHTML2 proposal, based on the fact that @href and @src are global
in XHTML2 and that the @cite attribute for Q and BLOCKQUOTE are 
out-of-sync with the CITE element, which is intended to mark a 
bibliographic citation; i would rather that @href or @src be used to 
point to the quote's URI, and redefine @cite as providing human-parseable
information, as opposed to the machine parseable information contained in
@href or @src value for the quote...

i also have comments on establishing for/id relationships for ABBR, 
ACRONYM, INIT (or whatever form an abbreviated form element takes), DFN,
and a few other elements, with the caveat that this is a low-level 
method of explicitly associating a single expansion with multiple 
instances of the abbreviated form, and that a superior mechanism would 
be to use an RDF file containing all the abbreviated forms and their 
expansions as a global resource for a site, much like the way an external
stylesheet is used...

should i wait for the new editor's draft of XHTML2 to raise these as 
individual issues?  how should i log them - by individual topic posts
to the public-xhtml2 list?

i merely want to get some suggestions that have been percolating on the 
back burner for quite a while into the queue for consideration in XHTML2 
and/or logged in the tracker for XHTML2

thank you, gregory.
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