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Re: Design question about formats based on XHTML 2

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:08:27 -0500
Message-ID: <44F44A5B.20706@aptest.com>
To: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org

No, I think you are correct that the role attribute is the way to go.  
Just define a taxonomy for roles in your namespace.  However, I agree 
that the text in the description of the role attribute is misleading.  I 
will effect repairs.

Peter Krantz wrote:
> Hi!
> In a project we are looking at XHTML 2 as the foundation for a
> document format in the legal domain. XHTML 2 is a great starting point
> as it is a generic document format covering most of our markup needs.
> In our domain we would like to express that some section elements are
> of a specific type. The type belongs to a namespace. The function of
> the section element is the same but we would like to be able to
> extract sections of this specific type.
> What would be a good way to markup our sections? The role attribute
> sounds like a candidate but looking at the XHTML2 specification it
> does not feel right ("It is used by applications and assistive
> technologies to determine the purpose of UI widgets."). Is the class
> attribute the way to go?
> Kind regards,
> Peter

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