[whatwg] Re: Are the semantic inline elements really useful?

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Aug 31 08:33:15 PDT 2005

James Graham wrote:

>  But instead there isn't a clear design goal other than "citations 
> should be recognisable as such"

make that "citations should be recognisable as such _by_UAs_". The spec 
does nothing to (encourage UAs to) make citations recognisable to 
humans. Indeed in all UAs I've ever used citations are indistinguishable 
from random italic text without significant effort...

"It seems to be a constant throughout history: In every period, people believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you would have gotten in terrible trouble for saying otherwise."

-- http://www.paulgraham.com/say.html

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