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Re: draft HTML5: Techniques for the provision of text alternatives

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:32:29 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad1001191032g35a4ae17s5ab638884959807@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
2010/1/19 Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>:
> Tab Atkins Jr.:
>> 2010/1/19 Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>:
>> > Well several members of the working group convinced me in the
>> > previous discussions, that HTML5 (HyperText Markup Language Vesion 5)
>> > is not the right place for poetry, literature or text, it cares about
>> > other things  (I did not ask or look into details, about what else it
>> > cares) - therefore it was suggested to use another language to markup
>> > text or to use RDF(a) and a specific vocabulary.
>> Could you point out where someone said this?  That sounds ridiculous,
>> which makes it seem like there was some miscommunication at some
>> point.
>> ~TJ
> If we continue to discuss this, we should change the topic, because
> this is already far away both from the sample and from text alternatives
> for images ;o)
> Some responses are added in the wiki.
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/PoeticSemantics

Ah, thanks.  Yes, some of those people are definitely over-reaching.
While it is true that there may be some cases where you would like to
mark up the structure of poetry in very specific ways, for the vast
majority of cases the <p>+<br> method is perfectly adequate.

The example used in the text-alternative spec is fine.

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