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[whatwg] Thoughts on HTML 5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 00:55:56 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0807310054360.3299@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 8 Mar 2008, Nicholas C. Zakas wrote:
> From: Shannon <shannon at arc.net.au>
> > > Dnia 01-03-2008, So o godzinie 19:36 -0800, Nicholas C. Zakas pisze:
> > > > Perhaps it would better be named <callout/>?
> > >
> > > "Aside" is customary in dialogue annotations, I have never seen any 
> > > "callout".
> >
> > Call it <note>. It may sound crude but it's hard to mistake its 
> > meaning.
>
> Oooh, I like that better.
> 
> @Chris - I understand what an "aside" is, I just know for a fact that 
> most people do not. Shannon's suggestion of "note" makes much more sense 
> to me than my suggestion of "callout".
> 
> Long live <note/>!

<note> and <callout> aren't really generic enough. e.g. in HTML5 <aside> 
would be used for both the notes and the examples in the spec, but <note> 
would only sound like it was ok for the notes.

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