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Re: samp, kbd, var

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 07:18:41 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200608240618.k7O6If029451@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> 	- These semantics of meaning are useful
> 	- These should not be element but role/property attribute values.

I'd say that was in conflict with the original SGML concept, and actually
represents a move towards a presentational language.

I don't really like role, because it seems to be an abdication of 
responsibility, which could result in every web site having its own
definition of what role names are and what they mean.

I think I would much rather have first class elements, but if the elements
aren't considered general purpose enough, there should be standards
profiles defined, which, for example, had different profiles for say;
e-commerce sites; corporate sites; informational sites; search engines,
leaf node pure documents, etc.  Each profile could be made of several
modules, but authors would be expected to use a complete profile, not
make their own selection from modules.

I'm not convinced this will work, though, because most authors seem to 
want to confuse CSS, EcmaScript, object models, and Flash into a single
thing that they call HTML.
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