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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 23:50:15 -0800
Message-ID: <84ce626f0611142350i6412f89bmdb46d986dc65303b@mail.gmail.com>
Hello,

On 11/14/06, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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.)
>


Doing it this way (with the <q> element instead of the <samp> element) would
also allow you to take the thumbnail outside of the link.  So, for
example...

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

The "cite" attribute (of the <q> element) and the "href" attribute (for the
<a> element) could still be matched up to find thumbnail, in this
configuration too.


See ya

-- 
    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

    charles @ reptile.ca
    supercanadian @ gmail.com

    developer weblog: http://ChangeLog.ca/
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