[whatwg] Cross-reference elements

Simon Pieters zcorpan at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 27 15:32:43 PDT 2006


I notice that what was previously the <i> element is now the <x> element. 

I realize that <x> is shorter than <span>. I don't think it's useful to have 
both to work with <dfn>. I suggest either make <span> don't work with <dfn> 
or drop <x>.

I also think <x> should exclusively represent a cross-reference, and not be 
used for e.g. phrases in foreign languages in general. (I'd use <i> for 

[1] http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-x

Simon Pieters

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