[whatwg] lede element

Stijn Peeters stijn.p at hccnet.nl
Tue Oct 2 10:02:47 PDT 2007

Rachid Finge schreef:
> 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.
I'm not an expert on this, but wikipedia distinguishes them (of course 
wikipedia is not absolute truth):

"Lede (pronounced /lid/) is a traditional spelling, from the archaic 
English, used to avoid confusion with the printing press type formerly 
made from lead or the typographical term 'leading'." [1]

Anyway, I think this is a sensible idea indeed. I suppose the <lede> 
element would be used inside a <p> element, surrounding the first 
sentence or so, as a lead/lede is different from (or, as far as I know, 
a part of) the first paragraph.



[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lede_%28news%29#Terms_and_structure
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