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Re: [html] "title" text semantics, and "minor" element discussion

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 12:46:25 +0200
Message-ID: <43562401.3000608@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: www-html@w3.org

Christophe Strobbe schreef:
> I made the comparison between the Web and printed materials because 
> printed materials can also refer to other printed materials (book A 
> can say: "see chapter 5 in book B"). It is the reader's responsibility 
> to decide if he wants to start reading from the proposed entry point 
> or from the beginning of the document, both in print and on the Web.
The book is probably marked up with <dfn> tags, of which an index is 
generated. If the abbreviation is important, and appears in more places 
in the book, then the reader can consult the index.

Otherwise, they can still flip back a few pages to see where it is 
defined. Another option is that the author might want to mark up every 
first appearance of the abbreviation in the chapter (instead of every 

Simply put, in a real book (disregard XHTML for now), does it expand 
abbreviations on every occurance? No it doesn’t. So this is a non-issue 
for print material, or at least not one for which a practice hasn’t 
already been established.


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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