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April 9, 2004, 10:23 am
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for the datetime attribute that lies in the future. Should I use such
markup? It concerns an index (list) of links to chapters in a long
article of which I will publish chapters over a period of time.
While normally one would leave out content that leads to nowhere, here
it serves the purpose of indicating how long the total article will be
and how separate (already published) chapters fit in with chapters still
Of course I like to markup my document properly, my main reason to ask
my question. But I was originally looking for a handle for my CSS to
present the future chapters 'grayed out'.
Thanks in advance for any insights.
the datetime attrib is to specify when the document was modified, not
when you plan to modify it.
i think this distinction is important as a document that needs elements
such as <ins> and <del> presumably need them for some sort of
accountability. future datetimes will break the document especially if
the planed modification doesn't happen.
in this case i don't think so.
don't make those chapters a link and just give them "grayed out" CSS but
also show the expected date of inclusion. if CSS is not available at
least people can still see the chapter is not a link and it has
something like (available approx 3145AD) after the text. (assuming you
live that long)
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