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Language notes and typos in XHTML 2.0

From: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: 06 Aug 2002 15:26:13 +0200
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <1028640376.1105.391.camel@stratustier>

Most of the elements definition use the verbs "indicates" or "contains"
followed by the semantic of the element. The tag <address> though is
defined as follow:
"The address element may be used by authors to supply contact
information for a document or a major part of a document such as a form"

The passive form coupled with "may" makes believe that the semantic is
fuzzily defined. Unless it's the intended purpose of the formulation,
I'd rather read:
"The address element contains contact information for a document or a
major part of a document such as a form".

[It would probably be interesting to define more precisely how to apply
this tag to the whole document or only a part of it BTW].


The semantic for the <kbd> element has been mysterious for me until a
few weeks ago [The kbd element indicates text to be entered by the
user.]. It's hard to understand where the user should enter the said
text with such a formulation. Adding some context to the definition
and/or to the example would be helpful.


The bottom page note of the Hypertext module
(http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-hypertext.html) reads:
"Note. User agents area required to find anchors created by empty a

[Type: area -> are]


Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux - http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/
Received on Tuesday, 6 August 2002 09:26:16 UTC

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