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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: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 17:00:37 +0100
Message-ID: <20070426170037.aym4srvnzy0w4oo8@www.splintered.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Quoting Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>:

>   No, this element doesn't need revision - it needs to be taken out, and
>   replaced with EM and, if required, more semantic elements.

To echo was was mentioned before, but in a different context: what's  
the real-world situation where you'd need M rather than EM. And, if EM  
needs to be further "semanticised", could this just be done via class  
names/roles/ARIA/whatever.

>   Either the presentational bits go, or we're left with a
>   half-presentational language as since HTML 3.2.
>
>   Is that what we want?

But with extra funky bits that make web apps a lot easier to build :-P

>   One-size-fits-all doesn't even work in pantyhose. A content-centric
>   markup language with rich semantics is /needed/. This is the last
>   chance we have to get it right and still remain in the realm of HTML.

I'd be all for this, yes. HTML (whatever version) should concentrate  
on rich semantics for content. If there's a need for anything further  
for facilitating Web Apps, then that could build on top of the revised  
HTML spec.

P
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