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Re: Link-2: Pseudo-elements

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 10:30:37 +0700
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19970522033037.00d6cdb0@jclark.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 14:08 21/05/97 -0500, David Durand wrote:
>At 11:16 AM +0700 5/19/97, James Clark wrote:
>>Either we have sub-element addressing or we don't.
>>
>>- If we do, then we can just count/search all the data character children or
>>descendants of an element: pseudo-elements aren't essential.
>
>Yes, but it you use empty tags as separators (line TEI's "milestone tags"),
>then you can't address the things between the tags by counting.
>
>>- If we don't have sub-element addressing, what's the use of being able to
>>address a pseudo-element if you can't address inside it?
>If you want to use separators.

But surely the content between the empty elements may use tags, which will
mean it's not necessarily a single pseudo-element, so pseudo-elements won't
help.  Isn't this exactly the sort of thing spans are intended for?

James
Received on Wednesday, 21 May 1997 23:46:54 UTC

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