[whatwg] New attributes would degrade better than new elements

Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu kennyluck at csail.mit.edu
Wed Oct 26 13:14:31 PDT 2011

(11/10/27 3:38), Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Nobody needs new elements with no required functionality, really. The
> idea of more compact markup is pointless. 

Every time I ask myself what the use cases of the semantic elements are,
my only answer is "it makes existing markup shorter".

What else use cases do they serve? (This is a serious question since I
truly don't know.)

(11/10/27 3:38), Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> People don't read or write markup that much,

I doubt it.

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