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[whatwg] Element name expressiveness

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 09:33:49 +0100
Message-ID: <op.tibwqnxsaw9dld@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>
On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 08:56:05 +0100, Michael(tm) Smith <mikes at opera.com>  
> If the design criteria were to try to keep names of new elements
> reasonably short while still having unobscure meanings, then
> <time> and <term> would seem to meet that criteria, and <m> would
> better be <mark>. But I'm not sure what the criteria are. I mean,
> what's the rationale behind having <meter> and <progress> while
> reducing the name of the date/time element to <t>?

Well, if done correctly, you would probably use <t>, <x> and <m> a lot.  
Where <meter> and <progress> don't really appear that often.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 1 November 2006 00:33:49 UTC

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