“… with semantics in mind”

La sémantique pour les adeptes des standards web, c’est primordial. Mais parfois on est à la limite de l’abus lexical.

  • 2005-02-04

The W3C markup validator has a “tip of the day” feature.

Earlier, I was working on a bit of site design, and thus used the eminently helpful validation service to debug a bit of xhtml. What gave me a start, though, was the tip that jumped off the screen right into my field of vision:

Use class with semantics in mind.

Linguists, what’s your take on that? Or discourse analysts, for that matter?

(The tips are excellent, for the most part, but their formulation sometimes leaves something to desire. I wonder if I should be glad that more people get to know the word semantics, or preoccupied that few actually have any grasp what it refers to.)

1 comment(s) for '“… with semantics in mind”'

  1. (Comment, 2005-02-05 03:55 )

    I just use it as a synonym for ‘meaning’. Is that incorrect?