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Re: 'email' element type

From: Kevin Smith <k.smith@tatnet.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 09:40:22 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <A5852766-69C7-11D7-807D-0030654A63DE@tatnet.com>

On 2003-04-08 04:31 -0500, Etan Wexler wrote:

 > The proposed 'email' element type is just a poor substitute for
 > generalized linking methods. We already have 'mailto' URIs and
 > link elements.

An EMAIL (or URI) element is certainly as useful as VAR or KBD,
and would allow authors to mark up an address regardless of
whether it's 'linked'.

Besides, if HREF is to be a common attribute, wrapping an email
address in <a> tags just to create a link is no more valid than
using <span href="mailto:foo@example.com">.

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kevin c smith
http://www.tatnet.com
Received on Tuesday, 8 April 2003 09:40:23 GMT

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