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Re: Decentralized poetry markup (language)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 01:58:48 +0100
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100120015848936977.eadf4394@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Dr. Olaf Hoffmann, Tue, 19 Jan 2010 20:41:55 +0100:
> Leif Halvard Silli:
>> It strikes me that this is an example of a language which we could have
>> developed within HTML5, if  Toby's Decentralized Extensibility proposal
>> had been implemented in HTML5.
>> http://www.w3.org/mid/1263511821.18556.5.camel@ophelia2.g5n.co.uk

>> OTOH, we have - as you have noted - XHTML, which allows you to use
>> validly use specific elements. And, we can serve XHTML as text/HTML.
>> So, with HTML5 we get two kinds of text/HTML: "real" text/HTML and
>> XHTML text/HTML. The latter gives us much more freedom than HTML5.

> What you can currently do is to use XHTML+RDFa  [ snip ]
> Or alternatively SVG tiny 1.2  [ snip ]
> And referencing a vocabulary like LML or simply refer to the
> few poetry elements from DAISY as a minimal solution for 
> many/most applications. 

/Currently/ we cannot do anything with HTML5, as it is not an official 
standard yet. But, there is a third, option inside the HTML5 draft - 
namely to /extend/ HTML5 with an applicable specification, the way that 
Jonas described here:


Developing a vocabulary within XHTML in general sounds like a good 
starting point for anyone who wants to enrich the HTML family of 
language. And since HTML5 will include both ARIA, @role and (via 
applicable specification[s]) meta data, we can be quite assured that 
UAs will be able to make sense of such documents, also when served as 

But to spread this vocabulary to the entire HTML family, the next step 
could then be to try to make the vocabulary available also in "native 
text/HTML", by submitting it a independent draft to this WG - as Jonas 
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