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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 14:17:00 +0100
Message-ID: <op.tpm8imyq64w2qv@id-c0020>
On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 13:40:47 +0100, Nicholas Shanks  
<contact at nickshanks.com> wrote:
> Mostly unused, not even deprecated, these elements bloat the spec,
> confuse lay authors (i.e. those not of a computer science background)
> and I feel would be better represented by a custom XML vocabulary.

How does that help anyone? Putting them in a custom XML vocabulary drops  
all semantics directly. (Unless a search engine does some heuristics on  
element names I suppose.) Custom XML vocabularies are really not something  
you want to have on the web as its implied they have no known semantics.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 23 March 2007 06:17:00 UTC

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