[whatwg] Thoughts on HTML 5

Shannon shannon at arc.net.au
Wed Jul 30 18:02:07 PDT 2008

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Mar 2008, Nicholas C. Zakas wrote:
>> From: Shannon <shannon at arc.net.au>
>>>> Dnia 01-03-2008, So o godzinie 19:36 -0800, Nicholas C. Zakas pisze:
>>>>> Perhaps it would better be named <callout/>?
>>>> "Aside" is customary in dialogue annotations, I have never seen any 
>>>> "callout".
>>> Call it <note>. It may sound crude but it's hard to mistake its 
>>> meaning.
>> Oooh, I like that better.
>> @Chris - I understand what an "aside" is, I just know for a fact that 
>> most people do not. Shannon's suggestion of "note" makes much more sense 
>> to me than my suggestion of "callout".
>> Long live <note/>!
> <note> and <callout> aren't really generic enough. e.g. in HTML5 <aside> 
> would be used for both the notes and the examples in the spec, but <note> 
> would only sound like it was ok for the notes.
I think web developers would prefer <pointless>,  <distraction>, 
<wasteofspace> or <bossmademedoit>.

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