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Re: XHTML 2.0: Suggestion for <addr/> and <blockaddr/> to replace <address/>

From: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 12:44:05 +0000
To: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Cc: Andy Holmes <aholmes84@shaw.ca>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20031206124405.GB4731@ophelia.goddamn.co.uk>
On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 11:15:59PM -0500, Ernest Cline wrote:
| As I've said before, I think what is really needed is a URI for postal
| addresses.  I have sent a suggestion along those lines to the UPU
| (Universal Postal Union) and have received a brief note saying
| that they would give me a fuller response sometime Tuesday.

If we had postal URIs then we could refine the meaning of <a/> to the 
inline version of <address/> and for general-purpose meaningless linking 
use <span/>.

e.g.

<style type="text/css">
  *[href] { text-deocration: underline; 
            color: blue; 
            background-color: inherit;
          }
</style>
<!-- ... -->
<p>
  If you want to <span href="http://example.org/what_is_email/">e-mail
  me</span> my address is <a href="mailto:tobyink@goddamn.co.uk">tobyink
  @goddamn.co.uk</a> or just write to me at <a>123 My Street, My
  Town</a>.
</p>

-- 
Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
Contact Me - http://www.goddamn.co.uk/tobyink/?page=132

Received on Saturday, 6 December 2003 07:44:07 GMT

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