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Re: samp, kbd, var

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 10:12:11 +0100
Message-ID: <20060823101211.vmugyw6ddvcgs4s4@www.splintered.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Quoting David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>:

> Their correct use isn't actually particularly narrow, almost any
> user instruction manual for any piece of modern technology will use
> all of these constructs
> Also web sites are creations of computing technology so the help
> pages for web sites are particularly likely to require these constructs.

Not that I can be bothered to start counting them, but I'd submit to  
you the there is more wealth of knowledge, specialisms, areas of  
interest, etc which is being conveyed by web sites worldwide that is  
quite distinct from anything technical requiring these elements.  
Mathematics, chemistry, logic, philosophy, medicine...all these would  
also benefit from their own elements to accurately mark up their  
content, so why is it that computing technology is "built in" to XHTML  
2.0 while these others aren't? Just because "you write XHTML 2.0 on a  

Patrick H. Lauke
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