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Re: [html5] inline table

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:46:30 +0100
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120130194630998327.01db0472@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis, Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:24:46 +0000:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 8:06 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>>> Can you give an example of real content with inline-block tables?
>> Example: The <object> element is supposed to be able to contain
>> fallback for AT etc. And so, an image of a diagram could use a table 
>> as fallback.
> Can anyone give an example of real content where a diagram is inline
> *and* the appropriate fallback would be a table?

What does 'inline' mean? You pointed Andrew to HTML5, for another 
approach to what a 'paragraph' is. Well, anything inside a paragraph is 

>>> What's your rationale for not using <div> instead of <p> here?
>>> Note how HTML5 defines what represents a "paragraph":
>>>     http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/content-models.html#paragraphs

>> It is a bit unpractical to change the parent element just because the
>> child element happens to to be an <object> with fallback, no?
> Aesthetically unpleasing, sure. But impractical? Likely not as
> impractical as changing the parsing of <p>.

You are wrong: It is not a parsing issue. The parsing handles this 
fine. It does not require any change of the HTML5 parser. It is solely 
a conformance issue.
Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Monday, 30 January 2012 18:47:04 UTC

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