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[whatwg] additional empty elements

From: Alexey Feldgendler <alexey@feldgendler.ru>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 21:38:20 +0200
Message-ID: <op.trnx56bs1h6og4@pita.feldgendler.ru>
On Tue, 01 May 2007 21:21:20 +0200, Brenton Strine  
<Brenton.Strine at citrix.com> wrote:

> A nice solution would be the addition of a few div tags.
> (e.g. <div2>, <div3>, <div4> and <div5>.) Then you could
> do something like this:

HTML is a language for markup meaningful by itself, not just as a hook for  
CSS. <div2> doesn't mean anything.

> I am okay with the unimaginative numbering of the extra
> elements, as it would make it easy to have a lot of new
> elements. However, there are countless possibilities:
> <section>, <chunk>, <partition>, <block>, <enclosure>,
> <zone>, <figure>, <sector>, <quadrant> etc...

This is something that WHATWG is already doing (<section>, <footer> etc),  
basing on the popularity of certain classnames found in the wild.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
[ICQ: 115226275] http://feldgendler.livejournal.com
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 12:38:20 UTC

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