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Re: Too classy? (Was: storing info in XSL-FO)

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 11:30:56 +0200
Message-ID: <15714.3152.169951.861127@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Svgdeveloper@aol.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Also sprach Svgdeveloper@aol.com:

 > > > All HTML tells you is that something is a paragraph, a level 1 
 > > > heading, a table, monospaced, preformatted, and a few other things. 
 > > > <SINGER>Madonna</SINGER> is more semantic than <SPAN>Madonna</SPAN>. 
 > > 
 > > You can combine the two:
 > > 
 > >   <span class="singer">Madonna</span>

 > This, I humbly suggest, is a recipe for disaster.

How is:

  <span class="singer">Madonna</span>

more disasterous than

  <SINGER>Madonna</SINGER>

The word "singer" is ambigous in both cases (sowing machine? author?
music?).

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          cto °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Tuesday, 20 August 2002 05:42:57 GMT

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