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Re: nr element

From: (wrong string) šper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 15:59:11 +0200
Message-ID: <02ba01c2fdd7$08d75180$3ef4ae8b@heim4.tuclausthal.de>
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Matt Fletcher:
> I noticed the XHTML 2 proposal hints on a "nr" tag to denote
> numerical data. Am I missing something really dumb, or wouldn't
> it make more sense to use "num" rather than "nr"?

"Nr." is the usual abbreviation of "Nummer" (="number") in German, my mother
tongue. I didn't know a common one in English, except "#".

When I first proposed that element
(<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Aug/0313.html>), I said I
wasn't sure about the best name, although I didn't list "num", but "number",
"nr", "no", "n" and "value". I somehow only used "nr" in the second approach
(<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Nov/0110.html>). "Num" is
just as good, maybe better.

However, AFAICS it's everything but sure that this or a similar element
(date/time) will make it into XHTML2.
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