Message-Id: <199707120211.WAA11450@unix.asb.com> From: "Rob" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 22:07:38 -0500 Subject: Re: More ideas for context elements in HTML 4.0 I wrote: > > Here are some ideas for contextual/logical elements for HTML 4.0, > useful not only for UAs but for robots, indexers, etc. > > These elements need not be marked up by the UA, just recognized as > valid HTML with the ability to define style sheet classes when > special markup is desired by the author. [Snip!] Actually, there's a 'completeness' problem using tags like PERSON, INST, PLACE, et cetera. A better (read: more inclusive) element would be something like PROPER for "proper names" that can contain people, institutions, places, organizations, groups, businesses, governments, etc. etc. --Rob > > PERSON > Notes the mention of a person in the document. An optional ID > selector can be used for a unique reference. LANG attribute to > specify pronunciation. HREF for a resource about that person (a > homepage, a biography, a picture, etc.) Possibly adding other > attributes to specify the person's relationship to the document. > UA's can optionally provide a link if an HREF or ID is provided. > (Note that the HREF doesn't have to be unique; one can flag people > as authors and contributors etc.) > > Possibly no HREF is needed, and one can specify a link around the > occurrance of a person (or place or institution), though. It would > also keep the standard simpler. > > Indexers can also not apply word-stemming to proper names, or > limit soundex searches only to proper names, etc. > > INST > For institutions and organizations. Similar behavior as PERSON > element, used when ACORNYM or ABBREV is not appropriate. > > Indexers can also not apply word-stemming to proper names, or > limit soundex searches only to proper names, etc. > > PLACE > For places (geographic). Similar to above. > Used when ACORNYM or ABBREV is not appropriate. > > Indexers can also not apply word-stemming to proper names, or > limit soundex searches only to proper names, etc.