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Re: Evaluation results: new tags

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 09:29:15 -0500 (EST)
To: Chetz Colwell <c.g.colwell@herts.ac.uk>
cc: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9903160925280.13600-100000@tux.w3.org>
I think there is sme confusion here. As I understood it, Chetz was talking
about elements which are not in the HTML 4.0 spec. Now I think I misread
it, and you meant things like LONGDESC. It is known how to use those, but
generally they are only implemented in latest-release or specialty



On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Chetz Colwell wrote:

  I had assumed that it had already been worked out how the new elements /
  attributes ought to be used.  I'm not sure that link to discussions would
  be useful on their own - it might just confuse people further.
  Perhaps the Techniques could indicate that these tags are new and that it
  is not yet known how they should be used, in addition to links to specific
  discussions.  Then authors would hopefully be clear what the current
  situation is.
  Wendy Chisholm wrote:
  >What kind of addtional support do you propose should be added for using
  >new elements?
  >Since the user agent working group is thinking about on how longdesc and
  >other new elements and attributes ought to be used, we don't want to
  >duplicate their efforts in our document. If we link to specific
  >discussions of new elements in the user agent guidelines, will this
  >satisfy the needs of the participants?

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