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Patterns for explicit associations Re: conflation of issues or convergence of interests?

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 14:35:50 +0900
Message-Id: <7C8A92A5-8F47-4079-9C5E-F66FC4B404FD@w3.org>
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>

Le 30 juil. 2007 à 22:10, Lachlan Hunt a écrit :
> Now this is where there is a serious misunderstanding between us,  
> that seems to be causing the conflict.  I'm not arguing that it is  
> or isn't, I'm questioning the possibility and looking for evidence  
> to show one way or the other.  From my authoring perspective,  
> explicit associations increase complexity for authors, and so if  
> explicit associations can be avoided, they should be.  If not, then  
> we should try and find the simplest way possible to express the  
> association.

Mechanisms for creating explicit associations in HTML, trying to be  
very general. So we can see what kind of authoring pattern is the  

* links
   A document A links to a resource B somewhere on the network.

   <link rel="stylesheet"

* nested elements
   A nested element A is defined to have a "meaningful" relationship  
with the nesting element B.


* Attribute values
   The value of an attribute defines the element it belongs too.

   <p title="value"> …content… </p>

* anchors
   Two elements in a page are associated by a anchor

   <cite><a href="#anais">Anais</a></cite>
   <p id="anais">Anaïs Nin (February 21, 1903 - January 14, 1977) was  
a French-born author of Spanish, Cuban, and Danish</p>


Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
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