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Re: Semantics - Mystery of the Menu tag

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 11:15:15 +0900
Message-Id: <04794C39-F650-4DA7-B379-CFE35A102351@w3.org>
Cc: www-html@w3.org, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>

Le 5 mai 2007 à 19:09, Philip & Le Khanh a écrit :
> Thus I believe that bullets v. numbers (or letters)
> (when correctly used) carry different semantics, and
> therefore alters the meaning of a list.

It depends on the class of products.

For a human who will get a bulleted list versus a numbered list,  
there might be a different meaning. If the person is conscious that  
he/she can reorder the things.

For a strict XML parser, it doesn't make any difference, because  
elements are always ordered in a document. To make a difference, it  
would require another level of programming for semantics  
interpretation, with a benefit which is not clear.

I don't know any tools implementing the difference between the twos.

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
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