[whatwg] Lists, <ins>/<del>, and <a>

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Wed Aug 30 01:31:09 PDT 2006

On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 05:51:39 +0200, Michel Fortin  
<michel.fortin at michelf.com> wrote:
> The meaning of your markup is that you inserted and deleted some text  
> within each list item, not that you added or deleted a list item like in  
> mine. Semantically there is a difference, subtle maybe but still there.

That depends on the definition.

> Also, while your markup gives the same visual rendering while using the  
> default browser stylesheet (which underlines <ins> and overstrikes  
> <del>), the result will be completely different if you want to hide the  
> inserted or deleted parts. Using this CSS rule:
>      del { display: none }
> you'll see a one-item list for my markup, while for your markup you'll  
> see a second, empty list item.

That could be seen as a limitation of the styling language. It has been  
repeated many times on this list that styling should not be taken into  
account when "designing" markup.

(As for my myself, I only partially agree with that sentiment.)

Anne van Kesteren

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