Re: Research for class="copyright" (was: Re: Getting beyond the ping pong match)

On Mon, 7 May 2007, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> A quick review of the results shows that the majority of them are using 
> class="copyright" for actual copyright notices.

IE 7 refuses to display the page and tells that I might need some add-on 
to view it. This doesn't make a good impression if you are making an 
argument about WWW authoring.

Anyway, the first example there has <span class="CopyrightText">, so it's 
irrelevant in this discussion.

Next we have

<td class="copyright">  © 2007 Radisson Hotels &amp; Resorts. All Rights 
Reserved. <a 
&amp; Conditions</a>  <a href="/rad/html/sitemap.html">Site Map</a>  </td>

which is an example _against_ your point, since the content of the element 
class="copyright" is _not_ copyright information but mixed information, 
including a copyright notice as a part.

A bit later we have:

<p class="copyright"> FREE MONTH OFFER ONLY ON $24.99


And we have

<p class="copyright">  </p>

as well as

<span class="copyright"><a 
href=""> and 

This is actually worse than I expected. I wonder why you presented this 
evidence, since it clearly speaks against your point. I think there is no 
need for more witnesses, and I rest my case.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela,

Received on Sunday, 6 May 2007 17:07:32 UTC