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Re: Shorten <object> in XHTML 2.0?

From: Arthur Wiebe <webmaster@awiebe.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 19:11:47 -0400
Message-ID: <3EFF7233.8020504@awiebe.com>
To: Ben Meadowcroft <cee.plus@virgin.net>, www-html@w3.org
Ben Meadowcroft wrote:

>J. King wrote:
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>>It's been discussed that markup can easily be either too short or too
>>long. 
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>>Since <object> is likely to be used quite extensively in XHTML 2.0, it
>>would seem to be preferable to shorten it to something like <obj>,
>>which can still be rather easily decyphered--more easily than some
>>old HTML elements and attributes, even.  Given the nature of <object>
>>and its new importance, cutting the extra three character would make
>>inserting images into XHTML 2.0 documents less of a chore than it
>>would otherwise have to be.
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>>Though since <object> is already well established, this would make
>>transition a little less obvious, but things are getting seriously
>>jumbled and rearranged anyway--would it not be a reasonable change?
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>No, it's only three characters for goodness sake, why bother?
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It's a whole 3 characters that wouldn't have to be typed all the time. 
Good enough reason to change it I'd say.
<Arthur/>
Received on Sunday, 29 June 2003 19:38:03 GMT

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