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Re: XHTML 2.0 to contain long element names

From: Vix <vixcc@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 02:32:21 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20030512093221.44343.qmail@web21104.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>, Cortland Haws <pixelcort@mac.com>, www-html@w3.org

Hi,

I would like to add one more note about short vs. long tags.

My reply splits to two sections:
1- use of editors
2- tag length
WYSIWYG Editors are very helpful in creating documents. In such editors, no knowledge of the tag
is usually required. Therefore, b and bold will both have the same value from a functional point
of view.

On the other hand, consider an HTML file with 500 table rows where bold and italic characters are
being used. If we use tablerow cell bold italic and underline instead of tr td b i and u, there
will be a negative impact on two things: file size and parsing time.

Best regards,

Victor

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> > I've always hated how many of the HTML elements had such short element 
> > names, such as p, b, i, tr, td, th, br (etc...)
> 
> I beg to differ, but -- why? Using WYSIWYG editors (bah) this should be
> irrelevant for you, writing your own source this should be easier for you. Only a
> theorician IMO tends to imply problems in cases where no real problems
> exist. YMMV.
> 
> > It would be cool if they were a bit longer, such as <paragraph/> 
> > <bold/> <italic/> <cell/> (For <table/>) (etc...)
> 
> For presentation there are CSS (so use them instead of <b /> or <i />), so
> your approach matches on table elements, paragraphs etc. -- In my opinion, the
> current usage und naming of elements (in nearly every case) is good, and
> using acronyms instead of words only seems reasonable for me.
> 
> 
> Best regards,
>  Jens Meiert.
> 
> 
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