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Re: samp, kbd, var

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 20:46:26 +0200 (CEST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <tkrat.e93c8e79ed6e8ad7@greytower.net>

On 22 Aug, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:

> In this case then, using extensibility and namespacing, things like 
> CompSci specific markup, as well as mathematical/chemical/etc 
> specialised languages should be used, rather than keeping those very 
> specific (in the case of samp,kbd,var) and those completely 
> inappropriate (imho) elements (sub/sup) completely out of the generic 
> language.

  Or ... 

    - Use specialized languages for specialized purposes,

    - Don't bother adding extensibility to (the) generic language(s);
      it'll just make a complicated situation more complicated,

    - Don't break HTML, repair it.

  This started going silly when <menu> was taken out because it
  "rendered like an ul". Granted, sup and sub and samp and goddess knows
  what might not belong in HTML for various reasons - but we've got
  them. Lets take out the things that /really/ shouldn't be there,
  repair the bits we've got, and recreate a simple, but powerful,
  generic language.

  Not that I for a moment believe it.

 -       Tina Holmboe                           Greytower Technologies
       tina@greytower.net                      http://www.greytower.net
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