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Re: XHTML 2.0 - <line> or <l>?

From: James Card <jdcard@inreach.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 21:02:20 -0800
To: SCJessey@aol.com
Message-ID: <oprhx2x6vohbgvg2@localhost>

On Tue, 24 Dec 2002 12:53:35 EST, <SCJessey@aol.com> wrote:

> I finally got a chance to look over the latest Working Draft for XHTML 
> 2.0 and I was disappointed to see that the <line> element has been 
> altered to read <l> instead.
>
> Does anyone else think this is a bad idea?  On some text editors, it 
> looks an awful lot like the old HTML italic tag which will doubtless 
> cause confusion.

No, I don't think it is a bad idea. When you have data that needs that kind 
of markup you're likely to use this elemant a lot; I will appreciate the 
brevity of <l>, and its similarity to <p>. The fonts I use in my editors 
(and mail clients) have been chosen specifically to provide clear 
distinction between "1", "l", "I", and "i", and between "O" and "0".

-- 
James Card  --  http://home.inreach.com/jdcard/
I am, therefore. I think.
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