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Re: XHTML2: Elements to include and not to include (i and b)

From: Toby Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 19:45:48 +0100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020812194548.33fe35eb.tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 19:18:51 +0100
"Philip TAYLOR [PC335/O-XP]" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:

| What I would /like/ to be able to do, as you may infer from my
| immediately preceding posting, is tag it as
| 	<Linnaean-binomial>S. cerevisiae</>
| where <Linnaean-binomial> will (be defined to) expand to 
| <em class="Linnaean-binomial"> in the browser, but it would seem
| that that is not possible, as far as I can tell.

You could define a mark-up language where a server-side preprocessor could expand things like that. Of course, such mark-up would become useless outside a client/server model (eg, looking at documents on your hard drive.)

As it happens, I've got a similar thing at my web page, but it expands attributes rather than elements, so that a link to "#@200" would be transformed at the server to "http://www.goddamn.co.uk/tobyink/node.cgi?id=200".

Anyway, you've given me an idea for a pet project :-)

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