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Re: Underline element.

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 12:40:50 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0801051840q3f55abd6wefcc34cf5f309b83@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: "Peter Krantz" <peter.krantz@gmail.com>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>

I'd leave decisions like that in the hands of website authors. Up to
them whether they find value in the extra effort. Generally speaking
though, being accurate and granular all along makes it easier to
innovate (without the cost of reworking all your existing content) in
the future. It may be something you do internally and strip from the
markup when publishing to the public.

For me the question is moot, I've never written a web page that
included a ship name. But if I do, I'll have a wealth of choice now!
:)


On Jan 6, 2008 10:00 AM, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
> 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.
>
>
> --
> Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
> http://lachy.id.au/
> http://www.opera.com/
>
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