[whatwg] The m element
david at empyree.org
Wed Feb 7 22:37:11 PST 2007
> Leons Petrazickis wrote:
> 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.
I too can't see the point in this <m> element. Semantic highlighting
already exists (<em> and <strong>, although I personally would prefer
<em value="+1">, so that we could get <em value="-1"> too and so I
would not need to use <small> anymore).
I also agree with Nicholas Shank that single-letter element shall be
avoided. We have only 26 possibilities, no more. We'd better be very
careful on this. Even <a> is of doubtful use if we use the XHTML2 idea
of anchoring anything.
As for the “need for editing/note”, this is how I use the
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