[whatwg] lede element

Richard Conyard Richard at redantdesign.com
Tue Oct 2 09:54:08 PDT 2007

Whilst I can see the removal of the span, in your example where would it
differ from a strong (apart from strong being semantically recognised).
Is there really enough of a need here to create a new element rather
than using existing patterns of <span class=""> or strong / em styled
with CSS to achieve the same result?


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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Rachid Finge
Sent: 02 October 2007 17:38
To: Devi Web Development
Cc: whatwg at whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] lede element

The term 'lede' is more commonly spelled as 'lead' by journalists
throughout the world. It seems like a sensible idea, although I'm
wondering why you added the P element in your example.

Best regards,

Rachid Finge

Devi Web Development wrote: 

	This is just an idea for what I consider to be a solidly
semantic element. It isn't necessary nor does it add any new
functionality. However, it removes one more need for additional span
	The lede element is an inline element useful for signifying the
lede in a document. It is commonly used term in journalism for the
opening sentence or two which introduces the article. 
	More detailed description can be found at
	Usage Case:
	<h1>Burmese monks 'to be sent away'</h1> 
	<p><lede>Thousands of monks detained in Burma's main city of
Rangoon will be sent to prisons in the far north of the country, sources
have told the BBC.</lede> About 4,000 monks have been rounded up in the
past week as the military government has tried to stamp out
pro-democracy protests. They are being held at a disused race course and
a technical college. Sources from a government-sponsored militia said
they would soon be moved away from Rangoon... 
	A common styling (in CSS) would be
	however, I would not imagine that to be default
	Daniel Brumbaugh Keeney
	Devi Web Development 
	Devi.WebMaster at gMail.com

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