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Re: (too) special markup (was: Re: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful)

From: Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP] <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 22:00:29 +0000
Message-ID: <3E24887D.2C667061@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Daniel Glazman <glazman@netscape.com>
CC: Jonas Jørgensen <jonasj@jonasj.dk>, www-html@w3.org

But that's not what "kbd" (and its ilk) accomplish; they 
simply provide semantic sugar rather than fundamentally
affecting the way in which their content is interpreted.

Philip Taylor, RHBNC
Daniel Glazman wrote:
> Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP] wrote:
> >But : what is so special about computer code that tags specific to
> >writing about /it/ deserve a place in the core tag site, whilst
> >tags specific to writing about (say) linguistics do not ?  Surely
> >there is nothing special about computer code /within the aegis of
> >XHTML/ that deserves it being given special attention.
> >
> Except the fact that code should be usable as is, ie with no need for
> entity resolution and no "<" detection until the closing tag of the code
> section is hit.
> That's not the case now and that's a pity all people writing technical
> documents about the web hit every day.
> </Daniel>
Received on Tuesday, 14 January 2003 17:00:37 UTC

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