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RE: About XHTML 2.0

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 16:26:05 +0100
Message-ID: <738DE543-8DA1-4DA6-BC3E-E6B0F91408FF@S009>
To: "'Anne van Kesteren'" <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>

Hi Anne,

> > The idea is that we need some kind of *semantic* separator. In a 
> > navigation list it might separate one group of links from 
> another; in 
> > some prose it might be a 'pause' that is more than a new paragraph, 
> > but less than a new section or chapter.
> Yes, but why does it have to be an empty construct? The use 
> cases you mention could easily be achieved as well using a 
> grouping element that separates the two instances. Using CSS 
> or some other styling language you can tell a voice browser 
> to take a pause or a visual browser to draw a small SVG image 
> between the two section to separate them...

I'm not sure what you mean by "a grouping element that separates the two
instances". Do you mean that if you want to separate two things you need to
wrap each of them in an element?

> Grouping things in order to separate is more practical than 
> using an empty element construct to split siblings.

I'm not sure what you mean by "more practical". It's not 'impractical' to
have a separator that's empty, is it?



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