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Re: separator abuse (PR#7782)

From: Shane McCarron <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 10:32:25 -0600 (CST)
To: sjoerd@w3future.com
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20060113163225.B67267B6AF@hades.mn.aptest.com>

The working group understands that there is an opportunity for abuse of the
separator element, just as there is with many elements.  This is not a
compelling reason to remove the element.  We will, however, remove the example
from the nl element - it is definitely an abuse.

> Hi,
> 
> With the recent separator discussion on www-html I was more or less
> convinced by others that a separator is needed to markup some books.
> 
> But in the new WD I see this example:
> 
> <nl>
> <lable>Navigation</label>
> <li href="/">Home</li>
> <li><separator/></li>
> <li href="prev">Previous</li>
> <li href="..">Up</li>
> <li href="next">Next</li>
> </nl>
> 
> This an absolute abuse of the element, and the reason why I was against
> it in the first place. The semantics of separator in this example cannot
> be united with the other example of a separator between two paragraphs.
> 
> I now think that the chance for abuse is too big, and the number of 
> cases where separator has real use is too small. So separator should be 
> dropped.
> 
> What this example also shows is that the nl stucture is unsuited for 
> popup-menus, because menus contain grouped items.
> 
> -- 
> Sjoerd Visscher
> http://w3future.com/weblog/
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Sjoerd Visscher
> http://w3future.com/weblog/
> 
> 
Received on Tuesday, 17 January 2006 16:52:00 GMT

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