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Re: Display Properties of Elements

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 11:17:51 -0400
Message-Id: <7515749B-E172-11D8-91B3-000A95718F82@w3.org>
To: www-html@w3.org

Le 29 juil. 2004, à 07:06, fantasai a écrit :
> I think this bit is key:

Half of the issue  ;) Lachlan has very well explained in the previous 
mail

>
>  | A block element generally indicates a logical division or section
>  | large enough to stand on its own, whereas the inline equivalents
>  | generally contain smaller fragments that don't necessarily make
>  | sense out of the context of their containing element.

The argument that people have on the list about this issue is:

Do we separate as orthogonal things.
	Structure and Semantics

In the category of structure, I will put things like:
	l, p, h, section, ...

In the category of semantics, I will put things like:
	address, quote, code, ...

This is not a simple issue, but the redundancy of certain elements as 
block and inline tends to make me think that there is an orthogonal 
difference between the two, and to minimize the hurdles of authoring 
and the possibility of mistakes, I would prefer that the author do not 
have to think which tags they have to use in which context on the line 
of:
	"Oh it's a inline citation -> quote. Oh no, wait finally I'll move it 
outside of the paragraph... doh now it's a blockquote, I have to change 
the tag."



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