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

From: Christian Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 08:54:12 +0200
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200508300854.12958.Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Hi.

Am Montag, 29. August 2005 09:16 schrieben Sie:
> [...]
> The semantic elements should be ditched in favour of an entirely 
> structural XHTML. A "semantics" attribute could be introduced though.
>
> e.g.:
> [...]
>       <ul>
>               <li semantics="cite">The Vicar of Nibbleswick</li>
>               <li src="witches_cover.jpeg"
>                   semantics="cite">The Witches</li>
>               <li href="http://amazon.com/foo/bar/00002134/view"
>                   semantics="cite">Esiotrot</li>
>       </ul>

This would make writing style sheets a bit more work. Also, it would 
eventually make us loose some information we already got in documents. This 
could be avoided by creating a new standard about possible values of the 
semantics attribute, their scope and meaning. But then again - how good are 
web designers at following standards...

My 2 cents

Christian Hujer
Received on Tuesday, 30 August 2005 06:54:36 GMT

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