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Re: Marking Up Poetry

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 20:25:10 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
Cc: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0802292024060.6407@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008, Sam Kuper wrote:
> **E.g. statements like "the p element represents a paragraph", which 
> uses the prose-specific terms "paragraph", should be neutralised.

Note that "paragraph" is a defined term in HTML5, which specifically says 
that it covers poetry:

| A paragraph is typically a block of text with one or more sentences that 
| discuss a particular topic, as in typography, but can also be used for 
| more general thematic grouping. For instance, an address is also a 
| paragraph, as is a part of a form, a byline, or a stanza in a poem.
 -- http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#paragraphs

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