[whatwg] Tagcloud semantics
Tab Atkins Jr.
jackalmage at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 06:12:55 PDT 2008
On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 10:59 PM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp <
nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:
> 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
It wouldn't auto-style, but you could use a @data-tag-weight attribute.
The problem with the proposal as it is is that it ignores the very real
difficulty in figuring out just *how* to scale the tag sizes based on the
weight. Even with this weight attribute, you'd need a chunk of
newly-crafted CSS to control that decently as well.
styling for you. It would be a fun weekend project to get something decent
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