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Re: Square-bracket output of Definition in specs is bogus

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 09:34:38 +0000
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: spec-prod@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bmzwm7az5.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

_Please_ put classes on both ends -- here's the XHTML used in the XML
Schema family (e.g. [1]):

 <style type="text/css">
   . . .
   a.termref:visited, a.termref:link {font-family: sans-serif;
                              font-style: normal;
                              color: black;
                              text-decoration: none }

   span.termdef {color: #850021}
   . . .

   <a class="termref" href="#key-targetNS">
    <span class="arrow"></span>target namespaces<span class="arrow"></span>

   <span class="termdef">
    <a id="key-targetNS" name="key-targetNS">[Definition:]&nbsp;&nbsp;</a>
     Several kinds of component have a <b>target namespace</b>, which
     is . . .

This gives a much lighter-weight, non-disruptive visual impact for
uses of defined terms, greatly improving readability in paragraphs
with many such terms.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-xmlschema11-1-20040716/structures.html
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