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

From: Denis Boudreau [ CYBERcodeur.net ] <denis@cybercodeur.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2002 01:32:20 -0500
To: <SCJessey@aol.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c2abdf$612ed0f0$8b09fe40@denisoxce8yqnh>
I agree with Simon and also believe that going from <line> to <l> is a
bad idea... I was surprised myself that the spec did not go with <line>
as I thought it would. In my opinion, it only opens up the possibility
of confusion, which I believed was something the W3C wanted to avoid.
As for removing <hr />, I'd also be in favor of that. Maybe it has to do
with the fact that I scarcely use it, but I am in favor of taking out
everything that's not useful - and for me, that element isn't.
Denis Boudreau
CYBERcodeur.net - Weblogs et standards Web

-----Original Message-----
From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of SCJessey@aol.com
Sent: 24 décembre, 2002 12:54
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: XHTML 2.0 - <line> or <l>?

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.

For the record, I'm in favor of removing <hr /> completely rather than
using <separator /> or some other alternative.  It strikes me that the
<section> element renders it rather superfluous.

Simon Jessey
e: scjessey@aol.com
w: http://jessey.net <http://jessey.net/>  
Received on Wednesday, 25 December 2002 01:28:51 UTC

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