Message-Id: <199708220834.KAA25148@melimelo.enst-bretagne.fr> From: Aymeric Poulain Maubant <Aymeric.PoulainMaubant@enst-bretagne.fr> To: firstname.lastname@example.org In-reply-to: Your message of "21 Aug 1997 23:26:03 BST." <199708212226.XAA23158@imbolc.ucc.ie> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 10:34:28 +0200 Subject: Re: In addition to INS and DEL elements: UPD(ated) Peter writes : > Much better than all these extra elements would be to do like DocBook > and add a REVISION attribute to every element, with preset values of > NEW, CHANGED, DELETED, PENDING, etc etc. Then it will work with all > elements. Yes indeed, but this would mean deleting INS and DEL from the draft as well. If w3c agrees that INS and DEL are not sufficient, they have 2 solutions amha: either adding new tags along INS and DEL, or add this REVISION attribute which seems much better. A new generic attribute attributed to P PRE BLOCKQUOTE ADDRESS DIV and SPAN ? <!--=================== Generic Attributes ===============================--> <!ENTITY % datedattrs "revised (new|changed|deleted|pending|dated) #IMPLIED -- type of change -- whyrev %URL #IMPLIED -- info on reason for change -- fromdate CDATA #IMPLIED -- ISO date format -- tilldate CDATA #IMPLIED -- ISO date format -- > <INS cite="http:.." datetime="">inserted material</INS> will give <SPAN or <P or <DIV revised=new whyrev="http:.." fromdate="">inserted material</> <DEL cite="http:.." datetime="">deleted material</DEL> will give <SPAN or <P or <DIV revised=deleted whyrev="http:.." tilldate="">deleted material</> my UPD proposal would give <SPAN revised=changed whyrev="http:.." fromdate="">updated material</SPAN> Rob's DATED proposal could be handled as well : <DATED BEGIN="1997-12-01T08:00:00Z" EXPIRES="1997-12-14T17:00:00Z">Registration begins December 1st and ends December 14th. </DATED> will give : <SPAN revised=dated fromdate="1997-12-01T08:00:00Z" tilldate="1997-12-14T17:00:00Z">Registration begins December 1st and ends December 14th. </SPAN> All these needs are similar and can truly be handled by new attributes for P PRE BLOCKQUOTE ADDRESS DIV and SPAN. But : 1. new|changed|deleted|pending|dated may not be exhaustive ? 2. whyrev fromdate tilldate may not be well named ? 3. "revised=dated" seems strange. Maybe an other choice for "revised" (still compatible with new|changed|deleted|pending) or an other choice for "dated", like temporary or limited ? Ay.