[whatwg] Rép : time and meter elements
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 30 18:08:49 PDT 2008
On Sat, 31 May 2008, David Latapie wrote:
> Ian wrote:
> > > | <address>
> > > | <name>John Hopkins</name><br>
> > > | Phone: (359) 555-1701
> > > | </address>
> > Notwithstanding what I consider misuse of <br>
> [...] Indeed, I do not see any semantic value in <br> at all. As for
> poetry and lyrics (a common example of when to use <br>), this should be
> handled with its proper namespace anyway, since appearance is part of
> the meaning (the most outstanding example being Appolinaires
Some poetry is visual, for which we have <pre>, but not all poetry.
Consider for instance the poems read by Ani DiFranco on her albums.
Clearly, given that her poems here are read out and not conveyed in a
visual medium, they are not primarily visual. This is the kind of poetry
for which <br> would be an appropriate typographical tool.
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