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INS, DEL, and changes

From: Doug Sheppard <sirilyan@dlcwest.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 16:40:20 -0600
Message-ID: <3421ADD3.AF4F5126@dlcwest.com>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
(Sent only to -editor to avoid spam harvesters, unfortunately...)

Given the www-html discussion on the problems of indicating changes with
INS and DEL, and a suggestion of a new CHANGE or CHG tag, I'd like to
suggest a new attribute for INS, REPLACES instead of another tag:

<!attlist INS
  REPLACES	ID	#IMPLIED -- points to previous version --
>

It'd work <DEL ID="one">somewhat</DEL> <INS REPLACES="one">just</INS>
like this.  The user agent would be able to indicate revision and
provide a way of seeing the original text.

Whether or not CDATA is appropriate for this attribute is another
question; it might also be possible that pointing to a URL of the
previous revision is useful.  Would it be of value to also add this
attribute to DEL, if it gets into INS?

-Doug.
Received on Thursday, 18 September 1997 18:40:38 GMT

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