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

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 16:39:41 +0200
Message-ID: <15709.3757.663566.461485@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Svgdeveloper@aol.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org, www-style@w3.org

Also sprach Svgdeveloper@aol.com:

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

  <h1>"Formatting Objects Considered Harmful"</h1>

  <p>""Formatting Objects Considered Harmful"</p>

  <svg:text>"Formatting Objects Considered Harmful"</svg:text>

Yes. For example, using Opera, you can move from one heading to the
other with the W and S keys. Opera understands that H1 represents a
heading, but not the p or svg:text -- the information that the string
is a heading has been lost.

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

SVG is harmful when used to replace semantically richer formats (like HTML).

SVG is helpful when used to replace semantically poorer formats (like GIF).

Cheers,

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          cto °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Friday, 16 August 2002 10:51:15 GMT

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