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Re: Concerns about the "l" element name <l>

From: Thomas O'Connor <me@ocoth.id.au>
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 21:11:52 +0000
Message-ID: <009701c4c120$20a0f470$2c637acb@dellwin>
To: <www-html@w3.org>




Hi,

I agree that <l> should be left how it is.  From my understanding of this element it is to mark up individual lines of source code,
poems, etc. and therefore would be used frequently in a section of a document.  Having to use <line></line> instead of <l></l> is a
bit of overkill from my point of view.

Any possible confusion between l and 1 would be minimal in my mind as numbers have only once been used in HTML/XHTML (h1..h6) and
never solely as the element name.  Plus anyone who understands what the element is for will easily realise that shortening line to l
is much more logical than to 1.

Going off topic a bit: I think the <l> element is a great idea.  I'm now using <br/> less and less, in fact I don't think I used it
once in recent designs I made as it doesn't have much point.  <l> will allow for enhanced control via CSS of code, etc. especially
when say adding line numbers (generated counters).

Yours faithfully,

Thomas O'Connor
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Florent Geffroy" <lecastor2001@yahoo.fr>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: Concerns about the "l" element name <l>


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> Hi!
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> I just want to throw my 2 cents:
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> The first thing I've learned when developing things is to have a font that
> make the distinction between l I, 1 or |. You can then avoid this kind of
> error.
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> You may find on the web fonts specially designed for developers (lots of
> freeware fonts. For example "profont",
> http://www.tobias-jung.de/seekingprofont/).
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> Moreover, I personally prefer <l> than <line>, because it is smaller. Html
> pages must be the smallest possible, as they may be served to low-bandwidth
> connections, so smaller is the better :)
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> Hope it helps.
>
> Florent Geffroy
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
> Antonio Gallardo
> Sent: dimanche 31 octobre 2004 11:55
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Concerns about the "l" element name <l>
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> I was just reviewing the XHTMLT 2.0 W3C Working Draft 22 July 2004:
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> I found a small potential problem and it is related to the name of the new
> <l> element.
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