[whatwg] <comment> element

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 6 12:17:35 PDT 2011

2011/9/6 Kornel Lesiński <kornel at geekhood.net>:
> Browsing the web with user-submitted comments hidden sounds like a good use
> case. There are extensions that do that in various browsers:
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/commentblocker/
> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ckdphbkdjpkpjabcnfogjmlddegeoenc
> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/74340

@class="comment" seems to solve this problem fairly well.


An official bit of vocabulary might solve it a bit better, but
increase the complexity of the language.

For this use case, <comments> might be better than <cmnt> so that one
could hide the chrome and widgets and cruft that form part of modern
comment lists.

I *like* the idea of this use case, but almost nobody uses the
CommentBlocker addon (870 users after 3 versions). So this use case
may be too narrow to support introducing core vocabulary.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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