XHTML 2 Role Tag


I've just been discussing spatial relationships and other semantic encoding techniques on www-svg, and this led to a thought on the proposed role tag.

Whilst the semantics of the role are conveyed by the proposed tag, I don't see how it covers other encoding channels such as spatial relationships.  For example, there could be an advertising image to the left of a block of text.  The semantic meaning conveyed by this relationship may be that the image is an advertisement for the text content, ie. a picture of a product and some blurb about that product next to it.

Is it upto the role tag to provide this level of precision in specifying the role of something?



Received on Thursday, 11 November 2004 19:34:53 UTC