[whatwg] [HTML5] 2.9.16. The samp element

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 10 20:56:59 PST 2007

On Tue, 21 Mar 2006, Christoph Paeper wrote:
> 2.9.16. The |samp| element
> Would the following be inadequate usage according to this specification?
>   <a href="foo.img"><samp><img src="foo.t.img" alt="..."/></samp></a>
> instead of
>   <a href="foo.img"><img src="foo.t.img" alt="..." class="thumb"/></a>
> for thumbnail (i.e. preview) images.

Yes. The former would be appropriate if a computer output the given image 
and that was the subject under discussion; as a thumbnail as part of a 
user interface that seems a bit dubious to me. I'm not convinced that 
there's really a need to unambiguously mark up thumbnails as distinct from 
anything else, though.

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