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RE: l element (was: more xhtml 2.0 comments)

From: Simon Jessey <simon@jessey.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 13:41:23 -0400
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of David Woolley
> Subject: Re: l element (was: more xhtml 2.0 comments)
>
>> use <container>...</container> (or some other
>> appropriate word/abbreviation)
>
> I believe the intention is that <l> should not contain any block level
> elements, whereas <div> normally only contains block level elements.

That doesn't make sense to me. Perhaps I have misinterpreted the
specification. Whether an element is block level or inline is a
presentational issue, is it not? If <l> elements are supposed to be inline
elements, then the behavior of <span> is being mimicked, rather than <div>.
So <l>foo</l> is the same as <span>foo</span> in all but name. So perhaps
<span> and <l> should be combined to become <container> instead?

If I've totally misunderstood this, please reply to me off list.

Simon Jessey
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