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

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 23:08:45 -0500
Message-ID: <2920860922.20021229230845@stickdog.com>
To: www-html@w3.org, glazman@netscape.com (Daniel Glazman)

Daniel Glazman wrote to www-html@w3.org on 29 December 2002 in
"XHTML 2.0 - <line> or <l>?"
(<mid:3E0AC6CA.9030307@netscape.com>):

> 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.

The name "line" may not be a great choice, but the element type in
question is a step away from presentation and toward structural
semantics.  As the 'section' type is to the 'hr' type, the 'line'/'l'
type is to the 'br' type.  

A 'line' element has an implication: "This text is to be taken as a
unit, with some meaning inferred from keeping it together.  (In visual
presentation, one line break should precede it and one line break
should follow it.)"   

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Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>
Received on Monday, 30 December 2002 11:29:44 GMT

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