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Re: <blocksamp> and <blockkbd> (was Re: kelvSYC's Thoughts on the new XHTML Draft)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 19:58:08 -0700 (PDT)
To: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.50.0305121950350.21228-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 12 May 2003, Tantek [ISO-8859-1] Çelik wrote:
> Yet I can see no _need_ for a full fledged _CompML_.  Thus the need chain is
> broken and there is no need.
> Actually, I suppose I can see one need for a CompML: it would be the ideal
> punishment for the hardcore "use XML for everything" crowd (AKA XML
> fascists), [...]

The very widely used DocBook markup language includes a huge number of
computer-specific markup elements, including <accel>, <action>,
<application>, <classname>, <classsynopsis>, <classsynopsisinfo>,
<cmdsynopsis>, <command>, etc.

See http://www.docbook.org/tdg/en/html/docbook.html

XHTML and DocBook don't really overlap in terms of target audience -- in
fact anyone asking for dozens of new elements in XHTML should probably be
using DocBook, and anyone finding DocBook ridiculously over-engineered
should probably be using XHTML.

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