[whatwg] Element name expressiveness

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Wed Nov 1 00:33:49 PST 2006

On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 08:56:05 +0100, Michael(tm) Smith <mikes at opera.com>  
> If the design criteria were to try to keep names of new elements
> reasonably short while still having unobscure meanings, then
> <time> and <term> would seem to meet that criteria, and <m> would
> better be <mark>. But I'm not sure what the criteria are. I mean,
> what's the rationale behind having <meter> and <progress> while
> reducing the name of the date/time element to <t>?

Well, if done correctly, you would probably use <t>, <x> and <m> a lot.  
Where <meter> and <progress> don't really appear that often.

Anne van Kesteren

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