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Re: HTML5 script start tag should select appropriate content model according to src

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 15:59:10 +0300
Message-Id: <30E744C7-E014-42B5-A978-120859879E8B@iki.fi>
Cc: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>, www-html@w3.org
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>

On Apr 23, 2007, at 15:04, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:

> Tina Holmboe wrote:
>>   No, I meant HTML 4.1. Starting with the 4.01 specification would
>>   make perfect sense; take out deprecated elements, clean it up,
>>   remove even more presentational markup ...
>>   Then release it. After that we can see.
> Please please please please please.  Sadly it seems far
> too sensible a proposal for people to take it seriously.

The problem with the proposal is that it would tie up editorial and  
review talent while failing to address the forward-looking issues  
that HTML5 is addressing.

>>   a[n] HTML5 which, for instance, contain <i> with a revised
>>   purpose over what authors has used it for in the last decade.
> Oh.  Groan.  However, it's reasonably clear the authors are
> writing about proposed usages with at least some of which
> they are unfamiliar, since the first example of its use is
> <p>The <i>felis silvestris catus</i> is cute.</p>  (note
> the lower-case "f" of "Felis").

For *practical* purposes, <i> will continue to mean italics when  
applied to bicameral scripts on the visual media.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 23 April 2007 12:59:44 UTC

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