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Re: What does 'look for semantics' mean....

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 17:44:08 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200104291644.f3TGi8o00982@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> at the W3C Semantics site but I can't get anything our

I don't think that the reference is to the "semantic web"; I think
it simply means use HTML as it is designed to be used (as per the
"specification"), rather than as it is commonly used.  It is probably
considered so obvious that it doesn't need a special section on the web
site (unfortunately books that actually describe real HTML are rare).

E.g. <p> is not a gap, it surrounds a paragraph.  <br> is not a delimiter
between paragraphs to be displayed with no gap, it indicates that the next
element *within* a paragraph should start at the beginning of a line, if
it was not already going to do so.  <td><b>.....</b></td> is not a table
heading, it is simply a stressed data cell. <h1> doesn't indicate large, bold,
sans serif text, it indicates a first level heading in the document structure.
<b><font size="+1"> .... </font></b> is not a heading, it is large, bold
body text.   <b> indicates bold face, on media that can represent it, not
importance.  <strong> does not necessarily imply bold face.  <table> is not
a way of obtaining a particular layout, but indicates the relationships
between items of data.
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