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Re: Head-Body Design Pattern

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 09:30:57 -0500
Message-ID: <abd6c8010511140630k1eb5a80fw21f86e6ff95adc16@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

On 11/14/05, Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be> wrote:
> Hi,
> In the thread on renaming the html element type
> (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2005Nov/0061.html), Sjoerd
> Visscher wrote:
> <blockquote>
> 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.
> </blockquote>
> 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?

But XHTML 2.0 doesn't really do a great job of separating metadata
from content. In fact it has all these new structures in order to
place more metadata in the content itself, not that I agree that's the
best place for it, but that's what they're doing.


Orion Adrian
Received on Monday, 14 November 2005 14:31:01 UTC

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