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Re: separator/seperator Re: About XHTML 2.0

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 08:25:43 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c80105052605254c8c355d@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

As opposed to <input type="text">?

<object> is using markup to represent/link to/embed content in another
content stream.

Markup is needed everywhere natural language can't be used or
shouldn't be used, but some representation is needed. I don't see any
other way around it. Either you need character data or you need

And using the content of tags for a fallback mechanism is something
someone choose to do. There is no mathematical proof that proves
that's what it should be for.

Orion Adrian

On 5/26/05, Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl> wrote:
> Orion Adrian wrote:
> > How? And then why?
> >
> > Images, sub-documents, flash media and form elements are all content
> > and they can't be represented by non-markup. That an the content that
> > is separator can be represented multiple ways and if you don't turn it
> > into markup then you can't change its look or how it's presented
> > aurally.
> Markup is used to point to them and to provide alternate content. By,
> for example:
>   <object src="foo"> fallback </object>
> 'foo' is the actual content here, not the OBJECT element.
> --
>   Anne van Kesteren
>   <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Thursday, 26 May 2005 12:25:50 UTC

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