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

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 01:05:43 +0200 (EET)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.58.0312100103060.20921@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Sun, 7 Dec 2003, Ernest Cline wrote:

> > I though the purpose is to make things clearer, not to make existing
> > confusions, contradictions, and bad practices something official.
> Then you are too late to save <dl> as using <dl> for things other
> than "definition lists" has been sanctioned since HTML4 when it
> explicitly mentioned marking up dialog as one use of <dl>  in the
> recommendation.

Sorry, but if we take the internal contradictions of HTML 4 as granted,
I don't see much point in the discussion. (It's a contradiction when it
says what <dl> _means_ and then describes that it is _used_ for something
that surely doesn't match that specification.)

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2003 18:05:45 UTC

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