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Re: Conformance of DL Groups Missing DT or DD

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 18:39:34 +0100
Message-ID: <47C5A056.4080108@malform.no>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

Lachlan Hunt 08-02-27 10.37:   ­
> Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>>> The term "prose content" in the spec means elements like <p>, 
>>> <section>,
>>> <img>, <em>, <input>, <script>, any text, etc. [...]
>> There are only 4 prose elements, according to HTML 5 section 3.9:
>>    3.9 Prose.
>>    3.9.1 The p element.
>>    3.9.2 The hr element.
>>    3.9.3 The br element.
>>    3.9.4 The dialog element.
> You have confused prose content with prose elements (now known as 
> grouping elements).
> The element categories are hierarchical.  Prose content includes all 
> phrasing content, which in turn includes all embedded content.  Please 
> see Kinds of Content in the spec.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#kinds

Lachlan, did you just stop to fire a shot from the hip when had read 
that paragraph of mine?

I am surprised to see that Lachlan and Ian are so keen on explaining 
other invited experts about Catch22-s and stumblestones of the spec, 
that they don't see their own misintpretations.

For Lachlan's information, it is Ian who - in his eagerness to "help" dr 
Olaf Hoffmann - has "confused"  the meaning of the 'prose content' term 
with the 'prose' term - as applied in the spec.

As for the link you points to, Ian pointed to the same link.

At least it should now be proved behound doubt that 'prose content' was 
a ill chosen and confusing term. Imagine what the audience will say, 
when even the editor and the experts can't talk about this subject in 
reasonably clear way.
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 27 February 2008 17:40:32 UTC

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