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Re: note element in XHTML 2.0

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 22:36:36 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200603212236.k2LMaad01620@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> and so on, but once you have a method of layering semantics, you can use  
> it for more purposes.

Yes.  Such mechanisms are called SGML and XML.  I think you are on
a slippery slope here towards author defined languages that are 
only usable for rendering into the media types for which the author
has provide a style sheet.

For XHTML to have any purpose at all, some level of semantics has to
part of the core language.  The question is whether or not footnotes
fall within the core mandate.  My feeling is that they do.  (By footnotes,
I mean parenthetical remarks that would be disruptive if read normally, not
necessarily things that appear at the bottom of a page.)
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