[whatwg] [html5] 2.8. Edits

Maniac Maniac at SoftwareManiacs.Org
Mon Apr 18 06:29:12 PDT 2005

Ian Hickson wrote:

>I'm aware of some, for example to mark a list item as deleted you can only 
>mark the contents as deleted, not the item itself. 
And you can't add an item as well...

>But I don't see these 
>as major enough changes to require changing the edit markup model.
I use <ins> and <del> for editing specs and this is in fact *is* a major 
limitations. Speaking briefly: it is not possible to markup editis for 
lists (orderd, unordered, definitions) and tables except for replacing 
the whole list or table altogether.

I mention lists and tables since I use them often but in general 
problematic are any elements that allow only limited subset of children, 
thus disallowing <ins> and <del>. May be there should be a separate 
model in the spec about edits saying where <ins> and <del> are allowed 
in addition to children specified elsewhere.

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