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Re: WD-xhtml2-20021211 comments

From: (wrong string) äper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 23:46:02 +0100
Message-ID: <0e1e01c2a61e$13ba2070$3ef4ae8b@heim4.tuclausthal.de>
To: "Alexander Savenkov" <w3@hotbox.ru>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>

Alexander Savenkov:
> Hello Christoph, everyone,
>>>> 8.1. The abbr element
>>>> Example: <abbr title="id est" replace="that is">i. e.</abbr>.
>> Actually "alt" was introduced for such tasks back when img was still
> Well, the lines you quoted here are actually *yours* :)

I know. I've no problem with correcting myself.

>> point is, that I use title on other elements for different tasks than
>> providing a substitute. It's inconsequent to use it as such on abbr.
> I quite agree, but then what you need is to rename the attribute, not
> to add another one.

title is a common attribute that should not be removed.

>> <p xml:lang="de">Die <abbr xml:lang="en" title="Organization of
>> Petrol Exporting Countries" alt="Organisation Erdöl exportierender
>> Länder">OPEC</abbr> hat eine Verringerung der Erdölfördermenge
>> beschlossen.</p>
> Now you employed 'alt'. How can a UA know the 'alt' is in German?
> Well, you would say that the <p>'s language shows that.


> Let's look at the XML1SE more closely [1]:

Although this is about XHTML2, I guess it's already such defined in XML 1.0.

> "A special attribute named xml:lang may be inserted in documents to
> specify the language used in the contents >>>and attribute values<<<
> of any element in an XML document."

Wasn't it possible to override this in the spec?

>> The need for pre is becoming less, but it's still there.
> I don't think so. If you really need those ascii-poems or passages
> from some other fixed-width source use paragraphs and CSS.

That's not correct if the poem layout carries meaning, thus at most using
&nbsp; would be okay.

>>>> 10. XHTML List Module
>>>> name ist not only a bad choice,
>> it's been renamed to label, already,
> Reminds me of the form elements. Not a good choice either.


Christoph Päper
Received on Tuesday, 17 December 2002 17:46:03 UTC

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