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[whatwg] Joe Clark's Criticisms of the WHATWG and HTML 5

From: Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 23:42:33 -0800
Message-ID: <84ce626f0611142342l7830191ek332dfa9878603c57@mail.gmail.com>
Hello,

On 11/1/06, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello Christoph,
>
> On 11/1/06, Christoph P?per <christoph.paeper at crissov.de> wrote:
> >
> > *Henri Sivonen*, 2006-10-29:
> >
> > >> http://blog.fawny.org/2006/10/28/tbl-html/
> > >
> > >>     * HTML has samp, var, and kbd. I use all of them and I am
> > >> pretty much the only one who does.
> > >
> > > FWIW, I think <samp> and <kbd> don't deserve to be in HTML and I am
> > > not convinced that the use cases for <var> could not be satisfied
> > > by <i>.
> >
> > I consider
> >
> >    <a href="foo.xga"><samp><img src="foo.qvga" alt="Foo"></samp></a>
>
>
Thinking about it some more, something like the <q> element may be useful as
well for marking thumbnails.

So, you might have something like this...

<a type="video/mpeg" href="http://example.com/video/123">
  <q cite="http://example.com/video/123">
    <img src="http://example.com/thumbnail/123" />
  </q>
</a>

(Although you'd probably want to add a "quotes:none;" to that <q> element,
since some browsers wrap a <q> with quotes.)

One would know that the <img> is from the video because the URL in "cite"
attribute (for the <q> element) matches the URL in the "href" attribute (of
the <a> element.)


Comments?

See ya


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    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

    charles @ reptile.ca
    supercanadian @ gmail.com

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