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Re: pseudo-class suggestion

From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 15:09:47 -0500 (EST)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.980312145043.19678F-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
I'd like to add that, with a little luck, a consquence of the fragement
pseduo-class would be that authours may be more inclined to mark up
logical sections of thier text.  Example:

...

<DIV ID="Sec-2.1">
<H2 ID="h-2.1">2.1 What is the World Wide Web?</h2>

<p>The World Wide Web (Web) is a network of information resources. The Web
relies on three mechanisms to make these resources readily available to
the widest possible audience: 

...

<DIV ID="Sec-2.1.1">
<H3 ID="h-2.1.1">2.1.1 Introduction to URIs</H3>

<p>Every resource available on the Web -- HTML document, image, video
clip, program, etc. -- has an address that may be encoded by a 
Universal Resource Identifier, or "URI". 

...

</DIV>

...

</DIV>

(Text stolen from the HTML 4.0 specs)

Now authours have a good reason to mark and link to ``Sec-2.1.1'' as
opposed to just linking to the header ``h-2.1.1''.  This may even
eventually lead to ISO-HTML's Full Structuring.  This is all a Good Thing.

-- 
Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
    <URL:http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/>
"And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message"
-- Anindita Dutta, "The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy"
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