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Re: storing info in XSL-FO: new issue? [was: Draft TAG Finding:...]

From: <Svgdeveloper@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 10:12:30 EDT
Message-ID: <4a.100e723b.2a8e624e@aol.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
In a message dated 16/08/2002 14:21:57 GMT Daylight Time, howcome@opera.com 
writes:


> > I do not think XSL-FO is any more or less semantic than HTML. 
> 
> Really?
> 
> How do you express that some text is a headline in XSL-FO? 

Hakon,

What is the "meaning" of a headline (sic)?

Is there, for example, a worthwhile semantic difference between the 
following?

<h1>"Formatting Objects Considered Harmful"</h1>
<p>Often repeated</p>
<p>Poorly argued</p>

and

<p>""Formatting Objects Considered Harmful"</p>
<ul>
<li>Often repeated</li>
<li>Poorly argued</li>
</ul>

and 

<svg:text>"Formatting Objects Considered Harmful"</svg:text>
<svg:tspan>Often repeated</svg:tspan>
<svg:tspan>Poorly argued</svg:tspan>
</svg:text>

?

To a human reader the meaning is pretty clear but to pretend that the HTML 
variants shown (and there are many others) contain some sort of immutable 
semantics is, I suggest, illusory.

Are you seriously suggesting that SVG too is "harmful" and should be 
abandoned because it lacks the historical domain-specific idiosyncracies of 
HTML?

Andrew Watt
Received on Friday, 16 August 2002 10:13:05 GMT

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