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The status on <address>

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@tigerstaden.no>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 22:56:58 +0000
To: "HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>
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December 1st 2003, Christian Wolfgang Hujer made a proposition[1] to add  
the <addr> and
<blockaddr> elements to XHTML 2.0 to replace the existing <address>  
element. I just
wonder what the status on this proposal is, and why the <address> element  
in XHTML 2.0
still is a bueprint copy of HTML 4.

Isn't it somewhat consensus that this element needs to be redefined or  
replaced? If so,
where else than in XHTML 2.0 can that be done? I agree with almost every  
made in the thread[1], but my current need is really just to be able to  
squeeze block
leve elements into an address element, and to have that information not  
mean «contact
information of this document's author» but «any address information  
related to this

Most web authors don't know of the <address> element, but those who do --  
even the
ones reading the specification -- thinks the element is perfectly suitable  
for any
address information, not only the document author's contact details. And  
perception is imho very logical, given the element's name.

Given all the good points made in the thread, why aren't any of them put  
to life in
the specification?

[1] <url: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2003Dec/0003.html>

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