[uf-new] Re: I propose a new microformat for poems.

Scott Reynen scott at makedatamakesense.com
Wed Oct 10 06:39:55 PDT 2007

On Oct 10, 2007, at 4:48 AM, paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz wrote:

>> Clearly identifying those "other things" would probably help.  What
>> exactly is the problem we're trying to solve here?
> When the content is in a pre tag, there can be issues with word- 
> wrapping, or not wrapping as the case may be.
> The purpose of the pre tag is to say that the spacing is  
> predefined, within the content of the pre element itself.
> When there is no special spacing, which is the case for a majority  
> of poetry, the use of the pre tag becomes redundant.
> Using linebreak tags or other structures provide additional  
> structural information about the content that isn't available with  
> pre tags.
> And, we should be able to apply class names to whatever code  
> structure we are currently using for poetry, rather than  
> restricting everyone to using a certain element.
> These are the issues I have with using the pre tag to markup all  
> poetry.

Sorry, that didn't really answer my question at all.  Why do you want  
to apply class names to your poetry in the first place?  What's the  
problem you're trying to solve with that?  We should avoid wasting  
our time on semantics for semantics' sake.

Scott Reynen

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