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Re: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 11:34:56 +0000 (GMT)
To: Daniel Glazman <glazman@netscape.com>
Cc: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0301161133390.15749-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Daniel Glazman wrote:
>
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
> > My bad, I misread "should" for "could".
> > 
> > In any case, I still don't understand what your point was. Could you
> > explain what you meant in
> > 
> >    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2003Jan/0176.html
> > 
> > ...?
> 
> If the spec normatively says that the element generates a line break
> before and after, how can this be overriden ? It should just say the
> element is block-level and its recommended default style is 'display:
> block'. That's enough.

The spec says "SHOULD", which leaves some lee-way. However, I agree that
the spec should be slightly looser.

All I can say is that it certainly makes a change: with HTML4 I always
used to say that it was too loose and not strict enough!

I'll send the review comment to the editors.

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