[whatwg] The m element
jworent at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 7 17:51:49 PST 2007
--- Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
> 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.
Isn't this what <strong> is for? I.E. signifying the contained text is somehow more important than
the surrounding text but not changing the meaning.
| 3.12.5 paragraph 3: "Changing the importance of a
| piece of text with the strong element does not change
| the meaning of the sentence."
> <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.
> Lachlan Hunt
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