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Re: The Semantic Debate

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 19:57:29 +0100
Message-ID: <463F7699.1090001@googlemail.com>
To: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>
CC: 'Jonas Sicking' <jonas@sicking.cc>, 'Dan Connolly' <connolly@w3.org>, www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

John Foliot wrote:
> Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> I would not be opposed to adding a 'role' attribute, as long as we
>> also support adding semantics the way it's done before. 
> And how is that Jonas?  Outside of the "copyright" example, can you point to
> another instance of how semantic meaning has been ascribed to a word or
> string (sentence)?  Can you show me an example of emotion or semantic nuance
> "in the wild?"  In email exchanges, we occasionally see things like:
>    <sarcasm></sarcasm>
>    <joke></joke>
>    <critical></critical>
> ...and so forth, however, I've never seen: <span class="sarcasm"></span> or
> <p class="joke"></p>.  If it (or something similar) exists, please do point
> it out.

I wonder if it would help if W3C constructed a representative sample of 
the web which we could grep for markup like this.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Monday, 7 May 2007 18:57:45 UTC

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