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Re: Magic Elements (was: kelvSYC's Thoughts on the new XHTML Draft)

From: Simon Jessey <simon@jessey.net>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 19:59:32 -0400
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu>
Subject: Magic Elements (was: kelvSYC's Thoughts on the new XHTML Draft)


> There's a new removal error about to happen: <q>.  Just as there may be
> difficulties in edge cases of <ol start="0">, there may be some with <q>
in
> some i18n contexts, but is throwing the baby out with the bathwater
> warranted here?
>
> If the WG follows the same path for <ol> as it took recently with <q>,
we'll
> no doubt end up with something like ...
>
>
> <orderedlist>
> <li>1. Cats</li>
> <li>2. Dogs</li>
> <li>3. Rats</li>
> </orderedlist>
>


I think <quote> is better than <q>, since it pairs nicely with <blockquote>.
Your argument doesn't hold true, however. The WG changed <line> into <l>, a
decision I still think is ludicrous, given the similarities to the letter i
and the number 1 in some typefaces. Imagine the havoc this sort of thing
could cause: <l>The binary number 111 looks very ill</l> ;)

Simon Jessey

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