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Re: FW: XHTML2: Proposal for total separation of semantics from structure

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 18:47:05 +0000
Message-ID: <fb6fbf56050823114782d44c@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

Sebastian Redl asked:

> I think you should elaborate. What do you mean by separating structure 
> and semantics? Why do you think such a separation would be desirable? 

I assume this was a continuation of an earlier conversation.

Why do we need both code and blockcode?  quote and blockquote?  span 
and div?  There were proposals for addr and blockaddr.

Is a paragraph large enough to contain a list, or vice versa?  (Depends on
the version.)  How about a quote?  a blockquote?

These suggest that block/inline is important, even when it has almost nothing
to do with semantics.

Whether it is *really* important, or *really* not linked to semantics -- I'm 
not sure was resolved.  But he is correct, that if there is going to be a
separation, then xhtml2 is probably a logical time.

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