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Re: Marking Up Poetry

From: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 14:42:02 +0100
Message-ID: <7b9ad66d0802280542r76e9c4f1qe85bdcb927300261@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann
<Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de> wrote:
>  My own vocabulary will have no influence on the presentation, therefore
>  this approach does not meet the requirements as noted on the wiki page.

Why do you want to mix markup with presentation? HTML with CSS (aural
and visual) will provide the information ot the user agent on how to
present it. I am guessing that you, as the poet, would want to be able
to influence the presentation rather than being forced by user agents?

>  There is a need for a predefined vocabulary with well implemented
>  behaviour in user-agents.

Centrally defined and controlled domain specific vocabularies are
difficult to establish. Why do you think poetry should be added but
not law, cooking, shipping or animal husbandry? "Well implemented
behaviour in user agents" is not controlled by the HTML WG.

>  But ol is not very
>  useful too, because this is typically presented with some line
>  markers like numbers or letters,

Please note the difference between markup and presentation. There has
been a lot of work to make sure the web is moving in that direction.


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