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Head-Body Design Pattern

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 11:43:42 +0100
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In the thread on renaming the html element type 
(http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2005Nov/0061.html), Sjoerd 
Visscher wrote:
I see only one good reason to change this, and that is to get rid of the 
html/head/body structure. The latest WD makes a big step towards putting 
meta data in the content. This makes it possible to drop the head completely.

It is not necessary to get rid of the head, just because it is possible to 
do this. Some people may want a clean separation between metadata and 
content, as described in the Head-Body design pattern 
(http://www.xmlpatterns.com/HeadBodyMain.shtml). If there are use cases for 
this pattern, why prevent people from using it?


Christophe Strobbe

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Departement of Electrical Engineering - Research Group on 
Document Architectures
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