[whatwg] Semantics in WYSIWYG
Maniac at SoftwareManiacs.Org
Tue Aug 30 02:35:46 PDT 2005
Jim Ley wrote:
>WYSIWYG editing has to produce "tag-soup", it's free of semantics, as
>the wysiwyg cannot know the semantics intended by the user, for that
>reason the only way is to limit the elements to those with only strong
>semantics - links, images etc.
That won't work. People use <blockquote> for indentation as we know.
I beleive that more useful way to encourage user to use elements
semantically (the only that I can think of) is to use very visible,
distinct and different from UAs defaults styling. I mean if for example
<blockquote> has background image of a quotation mark and generated
content with a user name from it's 'cite' attribute, then few users
would want to use it just for indentation.
I also think that WYSIWYG semantics is essentially very hard anyway...
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