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Re: separator/seperator Re: About XHTML 2.0

From: Sjoerd Visscher <sjoerd@w3future.com>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 23:48:02 +0200
Message-ID: <4290FE12.30908@w3future.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

Orion Adrian wrote:
> There is a semantic construct that is a seperator, but does not
> seperate sections. It is a light weight seperator.  So in this
> particular case it is semantic. What I'm getting from the suggestions
> here is that we don't need this semantic construct because we can
> style it. Well that's still bad. Removing paragraphs because we can
> get all we need from div's or vice versa isn't a good approach. Light
> weight seperators do exist and I for one like the fact that they get
> their own construct.

But a separator in this form is semantically vague, because you have to 
guess what it actually separates. I know from experience when building 
scrapers to generate rss form html. It's very easy if each item is in 
its own container, than when they are only separated by a separator. In 
particular it's hard to see where the first item starts, and where the 
last item ends.

Sjoerd Visscher
Received on Sunday, 22 May 2005 21:50:04 UTC

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