[thelist] Coding standards.... [headers]

Julian Rickards julian.rickards at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 09:35:40 CST 2006

Based on my opinion of this topic, I would wonder what larger topic do your
H3's belong to.

On 11/12/06, Barney Carroll <barney at textmatters.com> wrote:
> Forgive me for saying so... But it's almost as if we're trying to decide
> for ourselves what these things might be from a vacuum and the guidance
> of w3c... What about books? Seriously, the culture of literature is a
> massive thing with plenty of examples - memory can join hands with idle
> theory!
> <h1>Putting HTML in context</h1>
> <p>In this chapter we will look at the ontology of markup languages from
> SGML to present day XML and XHTML. It is important, before we delve into
> a history of the 'ML', to draw attention to two key recent conceptions
> which must be made distinct in order to better understand the world
> without them.</p>
> <h3>The Document Object Model</h3>
> <p>The Document Object Model (DOM) took a long while to cement itself as
> the key method for browser clients to treat markup, and in turn it took
> a strong role in shaping how developers and authors thought of
> extensible markup.</p>
> <p>It is, however, only a recent model for processing markup, and even
> at level 1 was not as malleable as we now rely on it being.</p>
> <h3>DHTML</h3>
> <p>DHTML (Dynamic HyperText Markup Language) has fallen out of use as a
> term recently - for good reasons. It is not a markup language proper in
> the sense that XHTML, HTML and XML are distinct - rather DHTML
> represents the use of HTML, CSS and ECMAscript (more commonly known as
> javascript) - but its implication, even of the division of such
> languages, is very significant to the way attitudes to markup differed
> before and after its inception.</p>
> <h2>SGML: The beginning of everything</h2>
> <p>The notion of Markup Languages as we know them - that is to say...
> ...
> 'Emergency'... 'level of importance'... Strange terms. A header is a
> header. I'm no professor of English but I'm very concerned at how
> abstract these perfectly ingrained human terms seem to be...
> Regards,
> Barney

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