Re: ISSUE-47 (bookmark-and-clipping-support): Markup support for bookmark and clipping support of documents [HTML 5 spec]

Dear WG,

Some prefatory remarks:
Gregory has been adding issues to the issue tracker upon my request.  
Nearly all of these issues have been discussed before on the list, but  
not been addressed in the draft even after months and months. There  
are however a few issues that are newly introduced. They are issues I  
meant to bring up in 2007, but found myself thoroughly discouraged by  
the lack of progress, and the lack of adherence to principles.

So let me proceed now and open discussion of these issues so that the  
WG can get a complete airing of opinions on those issues. Of course it  
is perfectly acceptable to continue discussing any of the other issues  
previously deliberated here and on the wiki. However, let me focus on  
the few issue that are new.

This issue (now Issue-47) seeks to address the need of authors of  
archival documents and also users of documents who have write access.  
WG members can read more on the wiki page[1]. The proposed solution  
for authors and users who want to mark specific points in a document  
or to mark a portion of the document is to add one void element:   
BOOKMARK;  and a global attribute: @clip. The @clip attribute is  
primarily for use on the BOOKMARK element whose default display is  
'none'. However, the @clip attribute could be used on any two or more  
elements to mark the portion of the document and give it a unique name  
(all of the clip attributes with the same value uniquely identify the  
clip from the beginning of the  first element with the @clip attribute  
to the end of the last element with the @clip attribute; so more than  
two would be a document error, but have a well specified meaning).

Take care,

[1]: <>

On May 28, 2008, at 6:37 PM, HTML Issue Tracking Issue Tracker wrote:

> ISSUE-47 (bookmark-and-clipping-support): Markup support for  
> bookmark and clipping support of documents  [HTML 5 spec]
> Raised by: Gregory Rosmaita
> On product: HTML 5 spec
> Markup support for bookmark and clipping support of documents.  
> Provides a way to markup specific points within a document or  
> contiguous sections of a document that may not be hierarchically  
> well-formed (such as the pages of an archival document that may  
> contain portions of a paragraph).
> for more detailed discussion, please consult the wiki page at:
> (issue raised on behalf of Robert J. Burns)

Received on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 19:37:59 UTC