[whatwg] lede element

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Dec 18 14:57:55 PST 2007

On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, Daniel Brumbaugh Keeney wrote:
> I understand that ledes are only sometimes style differently, but they 
> are always present, and I was considering more the point that Elliotte 
> Harold brought up, "Some of the ugliest XSLT I've ever written exists 
> primarily to extract unmarked-up leads from paragraphs." This element 
> would be extremely useful to news aggregators, as well as it's potential 
> styling in the document itself.

Aggregators can now use <b> for this; the spec explicitly says that that 
is how you mark up ledes.

No new element is going to help in the case of the lede not being marked 
up at all.

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