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Re: br element should be eliminated

From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: 23 Sep 2002 14:29:15 -0400
To: W3C HTML Specification Discussion <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <i7d6r4ef0k.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org> writes:

> At the last face-to-face meeting, the HTML WG indeed decided to throw
> out "br".  The WG is working hard to reflect decisions at that meeting
> to the spec, and the next draft is expected by the end of this month.
> Unfortunately we couldn't go through all issues raised so far, but
> some of them will be addressed in the next draft.  Stay tuned.

Isn't it usually a good thing to leave deprecated elements in a
document type definition unless doing so imposes a non-trivial burden
on those who write processors for the document type?

Is "br" thought to be a formatting challenge?

Has the WG talked to those who have written HTML-4/XHTML-1 XSLT
sheets for DocBook and TEI?

                                    -- Bill
Received on Monday, 23 September 2002 15:39:06 UTC

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