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Meaningful XHTML, cite, and tables

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 15:21:44 -0500
To: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <1128630104.28805.379.camel@dirk>

This presentation rocks...
   http://tantek.com/presentations/2005/09/elements-of-xhtml/

it's really awesome to see XHTML-as-designed getting so much airtime.

And hCard is fun...
$ xsltproc xhtml2vcard.xsl 
http://tantek.com/presentations/2005/09/elements-of-xhtml/
BEGIN:VCARD
PRODID:-//connolly.w3.org//palmagent 0.6 (BETA)//EN
SOURCE:
NAME: The Elements of Meaningful XHTML
VERSION:3.0
FN:Tantek Çelik
N:Çelik;Tantek;;;;
TITLE:Chief Technologist
ORG:
URL:http://tantek.com/
END:VCARD

and hCalendar... hmm... aren't you supposed to punctuate the date more?
title="20050929T0945+1000"

But I wonder about your use of the <cite> tag. I don't think
Abbot: who's on first? should be marked up with <cite>. <cite>
is for marking up titles of cited works; i.e. it's the semantic
for _markup like this_, or italics, or underlined titles.

http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_5.html#SEC5.7.1.1

Holy semantic drift, batman! the HTML 4 spec says otherwise...

As <CITE>Harry S. Truman</CITE> said,
<Q lang="en-us">The buck stops here.</Q>
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/text.html#h-9.2.1

I guess the cat's out of the bag.

One thing I don't like about that idiom is that it doesn't associate
the <cite> with the <q> structurally.

I prefer

  <blockquote>
    The buck stops here
   <address>Harry S. Truman</address>
  </blockquote>

About the semantic table... it's not clear to me what the axes attribute
ads; can't you already tell what th's are relevant to a given td, 
positionally?


p.s. I would like to make this a comment on your blog
   http://tantek.com/log/2005/09.html#d28t2006
but I'm not sure how. Trackback or something?

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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