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Re: [Structure Module] Renaming the <html> element to more semantic name

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@tigerstaden.no>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 23:34:52 +0100
To: Ai / Hiro <i@orz.cc>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, XHTML-Liste <www-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <op.s0ticesxstoogi@quark.hv1alan>

On Fri, 25 Nov 2005 05:45:04 +0100, Ai / Hiro <i@orz.cc> wrote:

> The WG has worked on the spec using English words for the vocabulary,  
> and the topic here is which word is more accurate as the element name,  
> "document" or "html" in *English*. This comparison is equivalent to of  
> <文書> ("document" in Japanese) with <ハイパーテキストマークアップ言語>  
> ("HyperText Markup Language" in Japanese), but not of <document> with  
> <d67xgh>. As long as an element name is human-readable,  
> any-develop-community-lookupable, and should be more descriptive, the  
> name itself--not only the definition attached to it--should be more  
> semantic even in the one particular natural language.

+1. Can't say it much clearer than this, really.

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