On 28 August 2011 08:01, Stuart Yeates <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We need to play nicely with HTML
> (and ePub, which is essentially a carrier for HTML).
Background: I'm working with Sebastian Rahtz on multimedia EPUBs
generated from TEI XML.
> When you have tei:ab defined using phrases like "...analogous to, but
> without the semantic baggage of, a paragraph", you have wording that is
> categorically not representable in any of the HTML semantic systems
> that I'm aware of.
I agree with the general point: as far as I'm aware there's no way to
remove meaning from an element, or to indicate similarity.
But for the specific example of tei:ab, woudn't a <div> be
appropriate? I thought <div> and <span> were elements with no semantic
meaning. That's how we've been using them, for example turning a tei:l
into a <div class="l">.