[whatwg] The utility function for semantics in HTML

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Nov 5 04:31:58 PST 2006

Elliotte Harold wrote:
> I suspect there are actually two axes here, and they're not orthogonal, 


> I agree we don't want to go all the way to 1 on the first axis. 


> However, I would turn the second axis all the way to about 0.99

Just to note that, in your model of non-orthogonal axes, you can't 
adjust the values independently like this. Moreover, your model of the 
axes being number of semantic elements and fraction of semantic elements 
doesn't work terribly well -- consider Matthew's point about the 
existence of <i> and <b> increasing the utility of <em> and <strong>.

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