[whatwg] New markup constructs

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Tue Feb 20 01:30:59 PST 2007

James Graham wrote:
> [1] http://code.google.com/webstats/2005-12/classes.html

What a useful URL. Where in that data is the basis for this "hi" or "m" 
element which has caused so much discussion recently?

As I skim the flood of mail on that subject, I must confess that it 
seems that, while prospective use cases can be constructed, and fine 
semantic details can be carefully defined, I don't see the web today 
crying out for this element, or having to work around its lack.

The current spec is pretty massive, and contains a lot of good stuff. As 
the above URL shows, we've covered all the major bases. At this stage, 
should we be erring on the side of not increasing the size without an 
excellent, real-world reason?


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