Message-Id: <199704110727.DAA25338@unix.asb.com> From: "Robert Rothenburg 'Walking-Owl'" <WlkngOwl@unix.asb.com> To: email@example.com Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 03:27:19 +0000 Subject: What ever happened to <person>, <abbrev> etc. tags Somewhere between 3.0 and 3.2 a bunch of 'logical' tags like <person> <abbrev> and <acronym> were removed. Seems that they are useful, especially from the point of view of indexing and searching. Even if UA's ignore them in terms of mark-up, it makes sense to keep them in the standard. Also... what about the <tab> and <fn> tags? No plans for them either? A suggested tag while I'm at it: something like <dated> .. </dated> to note that material between is dated: <dated expires="Tue Apr 1 20:00:00 1997 GMT"> <p>Bilbo Baggins speaks in the Main Conference Room on the State of Middle Earth, Apr. 1 at 8pm.</p> </dated> The UA could show expired (or not yet happened) content using a faded color (perhaps expired-text and future-text color attributes in the <body> tag?) or rendering the text as a lighter weight. It's no excuse for not updating a page (and using CGI scripts is not practical for every publisher), but 'visually' the reader can see that the content on the page is outdated. Rob Rob ----- "The word to kill ain't dirty | Robert Rothenburg (WlkngOwl@unix.asb.com) I used it in the last line | http://www.asb.com/usr/wlkngowl/ but use a short word for lovin' | Se habla PGP: Reply with the subject and dad you wind up doin' time." | 'send pgp-key' for my public key.