W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-html@w3.org > July 2006

Re: From XML to (X)HTML with Semantics Intact

From: Edward Lass <elass@goer.state.ny.us>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 10:28:15 -0400
Message-Id: <s4c743e7.025@mail.goer.state.ny.us>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

>>> "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@x-port.net> 7/25/2006 6:24:02 PM >>>
> Some would suggest that you can use @class, but if you do, the names
> are not scoped, and the problem is that you can't be sure that other
> people haven't used the same values as you in documents that are
> completely unrelated to geo location information.

That's theoretically true. It's also probably not going to be a problem
for values like "latitude" and "longitude" since they already come to
the markup world with standardized meaning.

An advantage of using the class attribute for the semantics is that it
can be implemented today, right now if you want. See, for example:

Do you want faster or better? :)

Received on Wednesday, 26 July 2006 14:26:38 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 15:06:13 UTC