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code kbd samp var - Should they be deprecated?

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 15:41:40 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
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It seems to me that that these four elements are legacy elemnts of very 
limited utility. Sort of a CompML if you'll accept an analogy to MathML 
but I fail to see why computing should be considered a subject area 
worthy of having of having XHTML elements while other aubjects don't. 
For example, there are no <poem>, <essay>, <diary>, or other such 
elements that would be logical part of a LitML. With presentation being 
something for stylesheets and meaning being increasingly left to 
specialized XML schemas that then use XSLT or the like to produce XHTML 
that gives the structure used for a presentation. I think it is time 
for these four to be deprcated. At the very least they should be taken 
from the Text Module and placed in a module of their own.

I see that this has been proposed several times before on this list 
without attracting any real discussion. If they are to be kept for 
XHTML 2.0, shouldn't someone be able to articulate a reason why?
Received on Wednesday, 26 February 2003 15:53:49 UTC

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