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[whatwg] <comment> element

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 20:17:35 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3f8R4mz0XnutpOPWQoFk9cGoGveYSMLyxwV1Ni52tN_EA@mail.gmail.com>
2011/9/6 Kornel Lesi?ski <kornel at geekhood.net>:
>
> Browsing the web with user-submitted comments hidden sounds like a good use
> case. There are extensions that do that in various browsers:
>
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/commentblocker/
> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ckdphbkdjpkpjabcnfogjmlddegeoenc
> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/74340

@class="comment" seems to solve this problem fairly well.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/files/browse/130567/file/chrome/content/application.jsm#L28

An official bit of vocabulary might solve it a bit better, but
increase the complexity of the language.

For this use case, <comments> might be better than <cmnt> so that one
could hide the chrome and widgets and cruft that form part of modern
comment lists.

I *like* the idea of this use case, but almost nobody uses the
CommentBlocker addon (870 users after 3 versions). So this use case
may be too narrow to support introducing core vocabulary.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 12:17:35 UTC

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