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Re: Underline element.

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 01:00:41 +0100
Message-ID: <47801A29.2090202@lachy.id.au>
To: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
CC: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>

Peter Krantz wrote:
> On 1/5/08, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com> wrote:
>> <i property="shipping:shipName">Titanic</i>
>
> Well, the great thing about RDFa is that you can use which element you like,
> the document will still be machine readable. If this was a document in
> english (where ship names apparently are in italics), a chinese user could
> still use their tools to parse the document and extract the same unambiguous
> data.

Beyond the typographical convention of italicising ship names in English 
prose, what compelling use case is there for extracting such a ship name 
  from such prose?  Why would an author have any desire to add such 
markup using a custom vocabulary that few tools, if any, will understand 
and even fewer users would have any use for?

It seems to me that simply using <i> for the ship name (perhaps using a 
class name for additional styling purposes) fulfills the the 
typographical convention use case, without the unnecessary addition of RDFa.

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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