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[whatwg] New attributes would degrade better than new elements

From: Kang-Hao <kennyluck@csail.mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 04:14:31 +0800
Message-ID: <4EA86A27.4080300@csail.mit.edu>
(11/10/27 3:38), Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Nobody needs new elements with no required functionality, really. The
> idea of more compact markup is pointless. 

Every time I ask myself what the use cases of the semantic elements are,
my only answer is "it makes existing markup shorter".

What else use cases do they serve? (This is a serious question since I
truly don't know.)

(11/10/27 3:38), Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> People don't read or write markup that much,

I doubt it.
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