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RE: [newsml] Labels

From: Paul Harman <paul.harman@pa.press.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 13:58:03 +0000
Message-ID: <C01BC7CCA95AE349A558F2BD8F97090C0135E507@palex.panews.press.net>
To: "'newsml@yahoogroups.com'" <newsml@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

From: Misha Wolf [mailto:misha.wolf@reuters.com]
> I meant something simpler like:
> <label type="correction">The caption of the main photo in this 
>   package has been corrected.<br />
>   Karl Marx is on the left of the photo, not the right.
> </label>

Hmmm. In that example, I don't really see what value the <br /> has, that
wouldn't work just as well for any other arbitrary piece of punctuation
(e.g. a colon).

The two sentences do of course have different meanings: one is an action,
and the other an explanation. If there is a desire/requirement to separate
them, surely it would be better to do that in a more structured way...?

At which point I seem to be arguing for more bloat and less simplicity, so I
think I'll stop there };*)


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