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Re: HTML5 script start tag should select appropriate content model according to src

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 16:43:29 +0100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070423154329.GG6801@us-lot.org>

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 06:31:52PM +0300, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> You seem to be assuming that semantic markup is good for the sake of  
> semantics. I see semantic markup as merely a means to achieve media  
> independence. The reality is that normal people don't want to encode  
> the reason why they italicized something. They just want to select  
> some text, hit ctrl-i or command-i and be done with it.

So "normal people" doesn't care about semantics or media independance.

Is the next version of HTML going to be a semantic markup language
(like its predecessor) for people who want to write media independent
documents or a presentational language with scripting for "normal
people"? If the latter then we can ditch everything except <div>,
<img>, <b>, <i>, <a>, <script> and <font>.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Monday, 23 April 2007 15:43:41 UTC

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