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Re: Attributes v Elements
- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: Adam Van Den Hoven <Adam.Hoven@bluezone.net>
- Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 14:00:53 -0400
Adam Van Den Hoven wrote:
> Actually its not just verbose, its simply wrong... although perhaps not in
> the xHTML example you provide.
It is not "simply wrong". It may be annoying.
> <p> I like to listen to the <org id="CBC">Canadian Broadcast
> Corporation</org>. But I then again, I live in <loc id="can">Canada</loc>.
> <p><span>I like to listen to the</span><org id="CBC">Canadian Broadcast
> Corporation</org><span>. But I then again, I live in <span><loc
> All of a sudden, the signal to noise ratio has gone up by an order of
Not. The S/N ratio is .51 in the first case, .92 in the second.
And this text is densely marked up, as documents go: one paragraph,
two sentences, two semantic tags.
> The statement that there should be no mixed content elements is faulty,
I never made such a statement. (Someone else did.)
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