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Re: My thoughts on XHTML 2

From: Jonas Jørgensen <jonasj@jonasj.dk>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 00:21:40 +0100
Message-ID: <3E2DD604.4010301@jonasj.dk>
To: www-html@w3.org

fantasai wrote:
>> 3. Is there any point in keeping <a> or <object> now that any element can
>> act as such?  Perhaps an accessibility objective...?
> 
> If I want to link to _python.org_ in the middle of a sentence,
> what element would I use? (It's a reference, not a variable or
> an emphasized word.)

<span>.

>> 6. With <section> and <h>, is there any point in keeping <h1> to <h6>?
> 
> I don't see a strong reason to take <h1-6> out, and so IMO
> it should be preserved for backwards-compatability.

And I don't see a strong reason to leave <h[1-6]> in, so IMO they should 
be removed for the sake of a cleaner language.

> It may
> also be useful for unstructured texts that have headings
> but no definite sections.

So would a plain <h>, no? In documents without sections, what advantage 
would <h[1-6]> offer over <h> aside from the presentational ones?

/Jonas
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