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Re: <spoiler> element

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 23:12:10 +0100
Message-ID: <439A013A.4050806@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: W3C HTML List <www-html@w3.org>

Jukka K. Korpela schreef:
>> - both for the authours (the webmasters who have to know HTML)
> You don't need to know elements that you don't have use for.

Well, no… The author *needs* to know the elements, or the end result is 
that someone who happens to have a spoiler marks it up with #### SPOILER 
AHEAD #### text instead of <spoiler> because he doesn’t know about its 
existence. The same problem can already be seen with the current limited 
set of elements, like <dfn> & co.

So, giving HTML an abundance of generally unimportant elements will not 
result in those elements being used. More so, it will harm the rest of 
XHTML because the spec becomes too big for authors to oversee.


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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