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Re: How about a <notice> element?

From: Jonas Jørgensen <jonasj@jonasj.dk>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 05:35:34 +0200
Message-ID: <3D572D06.3020909@jonasj.dk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Jonas Jørgensen wrote:
>>I propose a <notice> element (or similar) for marking up small notices.
> 
> Why does XHTML need a notice element?

More structural than <span class="notice">.

> Do you have any use cases?

I had to use <span class="notice"> today for a "Your changes have been 
saved" message. That's why I proposed a <notice> element.

> What benefit do authors get?

If <notice> is a commonly recognized element, you can use it without 
having to specify a style for it, as you must with <span class="note">. 
Thereby browsers which don't support style sheets will also be able to 
render a notice differently from the rest of the document.

> Are you sure authors will use this element?

How could I possibly be sure of that?

> What makes a <notice> and what does not? 

It would be for status-like messages such as "Incorrect password" or 
"Your changes have been saved". Perhaps someone can come up with a 
better name than <notice>.

> If there is a <notice> element, why not a <abstract>, <summary>,
> <conclusion>, etc.pp. element? Where to stop?

I don't know.

/Jonas

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