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Re: separator/seperator

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 20:06:45 +0200
Message-ID: <42921BB5.5090606@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: www-html@w3.org

I think it is good to have a separator element. There are many books 
where a chapter contains different perspectives in the story. Those 
parts inside a chapter are commonly separated by e.g. a drawing, or 
three stars.

* * *

Sarah stumbled about in the dark house. Had she only remembered where 
the light switch was, then she could have spared herself the trouble, 
she thought. Ah, well, there were more important matters on her mind.

Seriously though, I like having as much semantic tags as I need for 
marking up a document. Maybe for a common web document (e.g. a blog or a 
manual) a separator isn’t as useful because the construct isn’t usually 
used, but for other types of documents (e.g. online books) it is. Of 
course everything can be styled with spans and divs with classnames, but 
I prefer not to :).

And to create container elements for this kind of things instead of 
making an element which represents what they really are (separators) - 
nah. It doesn’t contain, it separates. And just like CSS shouldn’t be 
used for argueing a case, neither should ease of XSLT transformation be.


p.s. As far as the common spelling mistake of separator is concerned (I 
notice that terribly often since someone corrected me about a year ago 
:)). I agree that that is a concern, so perhaps <sep/> would be better. 
I like it either way.

Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Received on Monday, 23 May 2005 18:06:41 UTC

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