[whatwg] <ins>, <del>, and <mark> crossing element boundaries
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Wed Apr 2 06:05:53 PDT 2008
On 2 Apr 2008, at 12:43 pm, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
>> I don't know what use this observation is. Maybe it means <ins>,
>> and <mark> shouldn't be HTML elements, but should be something else
> Excellent post.
I concur. Excellent summary of how these elements are not
hierarchical, but overlaid over the content of the document.
The only way I can see to have these in a well-formed DOM is by using
empty elements for both the start and end.
However, that said, I believe more strongly that the ins, del and mark
are metadata about the document, not specifically *part* of the
document, and as such, perhaps they need to be moved completely out of
flow, either into the <head> or into an auxiliary metadata file. They
are seldom used AFAICT, not being mentioned on , and I think there
is a valid reason for this lack of use which should be addressed. Are
the elements necessary in HTML, should the information they convey be
specified in another manner completely?
— Nicholas Shanks.
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