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Re: XHTML2: Elements to include and not to include (i and b)

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: 23 Aug 2002 11:40-0900
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <death-to-presentational-markup.2002-08-21@etan.wexler>

Samuli Lintula wrote:

> One could invent new tags for XHTML2, but then one should also
> replace <sup> with
> <number-of-atoms>, <index>, <atomic-number>,
> <proportion-of-a-DNA-or-RNA-base-in-a-consensus-sequence> etc.

Those element types are just the sort of thing that is desirable,
although not necessarily desirable as a direct addition to HTML
specifications.  Let specialist groups define specialist markup and
define the combination of specialist and generalist (XHTML) markup.

The 'sup' element type is presentational, full stop.

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Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>
You are a stick of elm that will never learn.
Received on Friday, 23 August 2002 14:53:12 GMT

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