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Re: Semantic versus Structure for XHTML 2.0

From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: 15 May 2003 12:44:08 -0400
To: W3C HTML Specification Discussion <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <i7ptmkcg87.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org> writes:

> <p sem="address">
> <l sem="person">Haruki Murakami</l>
> <l sem="street">Omote-Sando</l>
> <l sem="city">	Tokyo</l>
> </p>
> 
> The values of sem attribute and their meaning will be defined in a
> external extensible document.

Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk> had said something similar here.

As somebody else whose identity has slipped by once said some time ago
in another discussion, this can be carried to its logical extreme by
having simply one element "gi": e.g., <gi name="html">, <gi
name="head">, <gi name="body">, <gi name="div">, <gi name="p">, ...

It's all about the way processing will be organized: what shall be a
function call rather than a variable lookup and when shall children be
processed recursively?  For some processing contexts one wants lots of
room for flexibility in order to speed things along and, therefore,
given the flow of XML processing, many elements.

                                    -- Bill
Received on Thursday, 15 May 2003 12:44:12 GMT

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