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Re: noted 3 issues re: time/data (was Re: minutes for HTML WG f2f, 2011-11-04, part 1)

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:14:37 -0500
Message-ID: <4EBC4CCD.6090507@intertwingly.net>
To: "Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com" <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, public-html@w3.org
On 11/10/2011 04:55 PM, Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com wrote:
> Do you really believe that existing markup like BLOCKQUOTE is really
> taken into account by machines? Let's use DIV/SPAN instead of all
> structural markup, really?

Let's keep sarcasm to a minimum.

I encourage people to focus on creating concrete proposals, ideally on 
the wiki.

I'll also note that the Atom conversion hasn't been a part of the W3C 
HTML5 specification for over a year:


- Sam Ruby

> 11.11.2011, 01:50, "Tab Atkins Jr."<jackalmage@gmail.com>:
>> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com
>> <mtanalin@yandex.ru>  wrote:
>>> Most of real-world authors don't care about Atom. They just want
>>> to _add semantic sense_ to their HTML content. 'pubdate'
>>> attribute is part of this semantics and therefore should _not_ be
>>> dropped. Additionally, supplementary 'update' (or 'pubupdate')
>>> boolean attribute should be added to markup _update_ dates (see
>>> bug 14202, [2]).
>> Unfortunately, this is nonsense.  Semantics are a way of
>> communicating with machines, since they don't yet understand
>> natural languages.  If there aren't any machines listening to the
>> semantics, they're useless.
>> ~TJ
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