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Re: Display Properties of Elements

From: Orion Adrian <oadrian@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 09:35:11 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <BAY1-F28UXTO8Awns4t0001bd56@hotmail.com>

>Orion Adrian wrote:
>>I think there is something more important here that may have been missed.
>>An structural element should really only have one classification; however, 
>>a structure may have multiple semantic classifications.
>>Emphasis and Code can both be applied to a single set of code. While there 
>>currently aren't many semantic classifications in HTML there are many, 
>>many semantic classifications that text can take on and should take on.
>>Remove all semantic elements from HTML and replace them with the ability 
>>to assign semantic classes (like stylistic classes as they go 
>>hand-in-hand) to any structural element.
>>Then we end up with
>>section, h, l, separator, p, span, div
>>as our structure and if you want to specify a set of semantic classes you 
>>can, but you do so on each structural element.
>+1 I had the same thoughts.
>Something like <p class="code quote" cite="...">...</p> or maybe role 
>instead of class, or one of the new rdf meta attributes.
>Your list of structure elements seems a bit too short though. Lists and  
>tables should be in there too, right?


Orion Adrian
Received on Tuesday, 10 August 2004 13:50:14 UTC

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