[whatwg] The m element
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Tue Feb 6 14:45:38 PST 2007
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> I fail to see how this is different from an em element... (very loose and abused
> semantics, but I dont see how adding a new element to mess up is helpful)
<em> is for emphasis, <m> is not. They have very different meanings.
>> <zcorpan> one reason might be to highlight search terms, another may
>> be to mark errors in the document, or things you should remember
>> <csarven> in those cases the marked text has no extra meaning other
>> then how it would be viewed or interpreted. "highlighting does not
>> change the reading of the text..."
That's right, whereas <em> does change the meaning of the text.
<m> is for highlighting text that is of some interest to the reader, but
it does not alter the meaning of the text itself.
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