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Re: www-watchdog?

From: Henrik Edlund <henrik@edlund.org>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 23:51:52 +0200 (CEST)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>, <site-comments@w3.org>, <rigo@w3.org>, <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0105072345130.7990-100000@localhost.edlund.org>
I have always wondered, and maybe you are the man to ask, why W3C puts
other stuff than contact information inside the address element on their
site. I have seen W3C for example put "Valid HTML 4!" inside the address
element.

The following appears in HTML 4.01 about the address tag:

   The ADDRESS element may be used by authors to supply contact
   information for a document or a major part of a document such as a
   form. This element often appears at the beginning or end of a
   document.

   For example, a page at the W3C Web site related to HTML might include
   the following contact information:

   <ADDRESS>
   <A href="../People/Raggett/">Dave Raggett</A>,
   <A href="../People/Arnaud/">Arnaud Le Hors</A>,
   contact persons for the <A href="Activity">W3C HTML Activity</A><BR>
   $Date: 1999/12/24 23:37:50 $
   </ADDRESS>

Even in your example there you put a date and some other text that is
clearly not an address or direct contact information. If I look at the use
of the address element it seems to be more of a way to make text italic
(in Netscape at least) than to mark up _contact_ information.

With regards,

  Henrik

On Mon, 7 May 2001, Dan Connolly wrote:

> Also, http://www.w3.org/P3P/ isn't signed.
> Please add <address>...</address> markup
> per http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/SignIt .
> While you're at it, I suggest a link to site-comments ala..
>
>   Dan Connolly
>   Created April 1997; policy/maintenance info
>   feedback to connolly+xml and site-comments (public archive)
>   $Revision: 1.188 $ $Date: 2001/05/01 01:18:25 $ by $Author: connolly $
> 	-- http://www.w3.org/XML/

-- 
Henrik Edlund <henrik@edlund.org>
http://www.edlund.org/

  "They were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Naturally they became heroes."
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