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Re: Suggestion: change abbr to full word

From: Andrew McFarland <andrew.mcfarland@unite.net>
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 09:36:53 +0000
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To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: "YANG,JI-FENG (HP-China,ex2)" <ji-feng.yang@hp.com>

At 15:21 04/11/2002 +0800, YANG,JI-FENG (HP-China,ex2) wrote:
>A suggestion for the future of XHTML: change the tags from abbr to full
>word. This kind of tags include p, q ,a, em, ul, dl, dt, ol and so on. For
>example change "p" to "paragraph".

The Cool Thing about XHTML is the X - it's XML. Rather than change the p 
element type name to paragraph, which is much more prone to typos, it would 
probably be better to create your own markup language structurally 
identical to XHTML but with whatever element type names you want. You can 
then transform this to XHTML using a simple XSLT stylesheet.

You could also do things like producing `French' HTML where the emphasis 
element type equivalent is called `emphase' and so on.

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