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

From: Daniel Glazman <glazman@netscape.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 10:07:22 +0100
Message-ID: <3E0AC6CA.9030307@netscape.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
CC: James Card <jdcard@inreach.com>

James Card 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".

Seriously, XHTML 2.0 is said to get rid of presentational stuff, lead
towards structure w/o thinking at the rendering, and it introduces an
element called "line" (or "l" or whatever, what it represents *is*
a line) ??? This is just crazy.

James Card: please do not blind-copy the list when you reply to a post,
thanks. That's what you did with your last msg.

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