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Re: How about a <notice>element?

From: (wrong string) äper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 04:05:42 +0200
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Mark Stanton <mark@gruden.com>:
> Seriously though, can't anyone see the trap we are falling into? I don't
> why the <span class="..."> can't be used to cover pretty much all of these
> scenarios.

<p>Like <cite>Albert Einstein</cite> said: <blockquote><line>Keep it simple,
as simple as possible,</line><line>but no simpler.</line></blockquote></p>

Seriously, you're not adding meaningful structure with span (or div) and
class while you do with most other elements.
Personally I'd like to have an element to mark up numbers with (currency,
date, with suffixed SI dimension etc. -- see your spreadsheet program),
<number> or <value> maybe. And one for people, company or product names
(e.g. <n> for "name" or <t> for "title"), so long <cite> is good enough for
that issue. Or a generic <term> [not only] for scientific documents,
although this might be too close to <dfn>.

Christoph Päper
Received on Monday, 12 August 2002 22:05:44 UTC

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