[whatwg] Thoughts on HTML 5

Křištof Želechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Wed May 14 10:39:19 PDT 2008

Commands typed at a computer prompt do form a conversation between the
commander and the executor (if the executor responds - otherwise it is good
old CODE).
On the other hand, a speech is closer to a monologue (soliloquy).

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Krzysztof Żelechowski writes:

> I recommend <transcript> because it refers to a conversation that has
> been put down

However many things in webpages are things which have been written down!

This is specifically a transcript of some speech -- not a transcript of
commands typed at a computer prompt, nor an exam transcript, nor any
other kind of transcript.

So focusing on the thing being transcribed, the speech, seems more
sensible; that it has been written down is something which will be
readily apparent to anybody reading it!


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