[whatwg] Tagcloud semantics

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Tue Oct 7 20:59:50 PDT 2008


I was wondering what markup one could use for tag clouds and similar
ways to convey different importance of marked up content. Current
popular markup involves nested <em> elements, which strikes me as kinda
complicated and, in extreme cases hard to read.

I was thinking along the lines of a @weight attribute whose value would
range from 0 (least importance) to 1 (maximum importance) due to
normalisation (scaling according to power law). This could also used in
normal text to confer the amount of stress put into phrases - say, for a
voice client.

I'm aware that this is probably a stupid idea, but, as I said, nested
<em>s (and custom class names even more so) strike me as particularly



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