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

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 23:17:31 +0100
Message-ID: <462D307B.4040204@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:

> Whilst its certainly true that the average author fails to use semantic 
> features, I think it is also true that many authors would actually 
> consider them undesirable as they don't want their pages to be machine 
> processable (except by search engines, of course).  Machine processing 
> can allow the extraction of commercially valuable information and can 
> strip the content of its emotive context, and revenue generating 
> advertising.

Ah, I was waiting for your unique blend of anti-marketing/anti-corporate 

> You can see some of this with Acrobat Reader.  They had to add a special 
> permission to allow access by assistive technology when copy and paste 
> was denied.

E-books and copyright laws are, IMHO, not relevant in the current 
discussion. Otherwise, following your logic, we may as well drop the 
entire conversation, as commercial entities will never use any 
semantic/structural markup that could be automatically processed.

Patrick H. Lauke
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