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Re: samp, kbd, var

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 09:13:17 +0900
Message-Id: <2B441190-90B2-4612-BA12-348D1331B168@w3.org>
Cc: Toby Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
To: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, XHTML-Liste <www-html@w3.org>

Le 24 août 06 à 00:01, Jim Jewett a écrit :
> Perhaps a comp module (with keyboard, samp, var, etc) could be
> published as a demonstration of extending xhtml 2?

+1 See the issue

> It wouldn't be part of core xhtml 2, but it would still be easily
> available in a standardized form, and it would lower the barrier to
> other extensions.

It can even be part of core XHTML 2.0 by reference. It would become a  
MAY not a MUST as in: Authors MAY use to describe… etc.

It's why it is very important to define a clear mechanism, because it  
would make in the same shot XHTML 2.0
	- a lot easier to maintain
	- a lot easier to extend
	- a lot easier to maintain the semantics extensions
	- a lot easier to define new modules in the future after  
publications of XHTML 2.0

In the end a far more flexible language.

Keep in XHTML 2.0, the semantics of structure (p, list, l, etc.),  
replace the the semantics of meaning by role/property modules.

* Computing vocabulary: var, samp, kbd, code, blockcode
* Quotation/Reference vocabulary: quote, blockquote, cite
* Contact vocabulary: address (misnamed)
* Address vocabulary: (missing)
* Glossary vocabulary: dfn, role="definition"

* And then many possible modules which could be defined by external  
bodies and W3C for each needs.

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
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