[whatwg] The m element

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 8 10:20:10 PST 2007

On 8 Feb 2007, at 15:23, Leons Petrazickis wrote:

> In the Western world, the standard for highlighting is a neon yellow
> background. I submit that a much better name for <m> is <hi>
> (<hilite>, <highlite>, <highlight>). People don't necessarily mark
> text much -- if anything, "mark" implies underlining, circling, and
> drawing arrows -- but they do highlight. In university, I often saw
> students perched with their notes and a highlighter, marking important
> sections. The semantic meaning is to draw attention for later review.

In my eyes such an element is presentational – a more generic  
element, but one with semantic meaning, like <m> is far more relevant  
(although it may well be a good idea to suggest it be rendered as  

- Geoffrey Sneddon

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