[whatwg] The m element
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Feb 7 14:20:09 PST 2007
Leons, you forgot to CC the list.
Leons Petrazickis wrote:
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> <m> is for highlighting text that is of some interest to the reader, but
>> it does not alter the meaning of the text itself.
> Would you say that <em> is semantic and <m> is presentational, with
> the difference from <span> is in default formatting? Or is "meaning"
> not quite the right word - is <m> like a highlighter in revision
> change tracking, meant to be seen and then discarded?
No, <m> does have semantics. It marks a specific point of interest, as
you might do with a highlighter, it just doesn't alter the meaning of
the text itself.
<m> isn't really needed for revision tracking, we have <ins> and <del>
for that. Though, another use case is that it could be used to mark a
section that needs to be reviewed and/or edited later. That could be
particularly useful collaborative editing, like in a wiki. That's often
what I use the highlighter tool for in MS Word.
More information about the whatwg