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Re: Suggestions/Questions

From: Eve L. Maler <Eve.Maler@east.sun.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2000 10:13:26 -0400
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To: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Cc: "'spec-prod@w3.org'" <spec-prod@w3.org>
At 03:36 PM 6/30/00 -0700, Jonathan Marsh wrote:
>Is there an element similar to HTML's BLOCKQUOTE?  <quote> seems to be a
>phrase-level element.

None yet, but I'll treat this as a request and add something like it for 
the next release.

>Also, one thing that consistently bugs me is the required href attribute on
>loc.  It drives me nuts to keep the following kind of thing in sync:
>   <loc href="http://www.w3.org">http://www.w3.org</loc>
>I do this all the time in issue and comment resolution markup.  I wish to be
>able to write one of these instead.
>   <loc href="http://www.w3.org"/>
>   <loc>http://www.w3.org</loc>

The problem is that sometimes you don't want the content to repeat the URL; 
you want it to say something in English.  Basically, loc is like A.  We 
could make the semantics be CONREF-like; I have no problem with 
that.  (That is, when the content is empty, repeat the href value as the 
content in the output.)  Comments?

Eve Maler                                    +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Center    elm @ east.sun.com
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