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Re: New requirement - Simplifying Meta Data Profile

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 13:16:36 +0300
Message-Id: <26C706EE-E803-41E9-BDF7-0698D525A884@iki.fi>
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>

On Mar 28, 2007, at 11:28, Laurens Holst wrote:

> p.s. Note that personally I think we could introduce the <h>,  
> <separator> and <l> elements in HTML5 as well, achieving backwards  
> compatibility through the same means.

  * The HTML5 outline algorithm enables <h>-like usage with the  
existing HTML heading elements. The idea from XHTML 2.0 has been  
taken into account in a way that yields a well-defined result when  
mixed with traditional <h1><h6> usage.

  * The HTML5 <hr> elements has, for practical purposes, the same  
semantics as XHTML 2.0 <separator>, but <hr> is backwards-compatible.

  * Although <br> isn't theoretically as pure as <l>, it covers the  
use cases well enough in a backwards-compatible way. The achievable  
marginal benefit does not seem to justify the cost here.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2007 10:17:26 GMT

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