# [whatwg] HTML semantics and file system

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Mon Apr 28 07:55:59 PDT 2008

Samuel Santos wrote:
> When writing technical HTML documents, I often feel a need for an element to
> represent a path or a file in the file system. But I couldn't find any
> semantically correct element to do this.
>
> I usually use <em class="filesystem">C:\foo\bar</em> but it just feels
> wrong...
>
> Is it worthy to have another HTML element like <filesystem> (I'm not sure if
> this is the better name for the element) to represent a path (e.g.
> C:\foo\bar) or a file name (e.g. README.txt)?

The code element represents a fragment of computer code. This could be
an XML element name, a *filename*, a computer program, or any other
string that a computer would recognise.

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-code

--
Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
http://lachy.id.au/
http://www.opera.com/