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Re: Display Properties of Elements

From: Edward Lass <elass@goer.state.ny.us>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 10:41:07 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <s10a2288.011@goer.state.ny.us>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

>>> Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org> 07/29/04 07:09PM >>>
>>> Another 
>>> thing which is struggling me is why, we should keep things like 'samp', 
>>> 'code', when 'date' or 'street' is not present. How many persons in the 
>>> world will use 'code' compared to 'date'

This is interesting. What is a code fragment if not a quote from a computer language? What is a sample output if not a quote from a program/script?

Granted, code fragments and sample outputs have particular meanings. But what use is derived from distinguishing it from other quotes? If I'm at a page about programming, is it really the job of the markup language (as opposed to the content) to explain to me what's being quoted? And if yes, why would that end with only legacy technical tags like <code/> and <samp/>?

- Ed.
Received on Friday, 30 July 2004 18:02:23 UTC

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