[whatwg] Re: About XHTML 2.0
ian at hixie.ch
Sat May 21 06:33:14 PDT 2005
On Sat, 21 May 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Why doens't SECTION suffice? They are sections separated by decoration.
> At least, that is how it appeals to me.
They're not really sections. The chapter is the section, these are
paragraphs together in the same chapter, with a divider between some of
I read a lot of fiction books and when I come across a "* * *" it reads to
me like a paragraph, saying "Meanwhile, in a different part of the
universe:"; it doesn't read as "end section. new section:".
To put it another way, sections are things that you can put a title to.
There's no title you can put to a group of paragraphs separated from other
groups of paragraphs in the same chapter of a work of fiction, in my
experience. It's just the same chapter, with the narrative exploring
different characters or scenes.
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