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Re: ISSUE-89 Change Proposal

From: Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 19:25:26 +0200
Message-ID: <4BAF9106.4070205@keryx.se>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
2010-03-26 20:06, Shelley Powers skrev:
> Currently, the Idioms section[1] contains suggested markup and CSS to
> create a web page tag cloud, a conversation, and footnotes. This
> section is only suggested markup: there are no author or
> implementation conformance requirements, no new attributes or elements
> introduced, and no changes to either HTML/XHTML syntax, or the DOM. It
> is nothing more than the HTML5 Editor's suggestion about what people
> can use.
> According to the HTML5 Editor, Ian Hickson, the rationale[2] given for
> keeping this section is:
>      This section was added at the request of authors who wanted to
> know what the spec suggested for the topics it mentions. Therefore
> removing it would be doing authors a disservice, and authors take
> priority.

While I do not think this information necessary belongs in the spec (and 
thus in essence agree with Shelley) I distinctly remember the 
discussions that led to these passages. There were suggestions about a 
footnote element, special markup for tag clouds, etc. For a great while 
it seemed that we were going to have a dialog element.

Thus, the "request" in question is perhaps not explicit, but a 
consequence of these proposals. It was thought that they would be 
looking at the spec to get answers to questions like "how can I make a 
footnote" or "how would I mark up a dialogue".

Perhaps the spec could have a section about elements that at one time or 
another were suggested, but have been rejected or postponed to a future 
version and a link to a wiki or something else?

Lars Gunther
Received on Sunday, 28 March 2010 17:25:56 UTC

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