[whatwg] The m element
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Thu Feb 8 12:44:01 PST 2007
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.
Highlighting with a yellow highlighter, underlinging, circling or
drawing arrow are all different forms of marking, and could all be
marked up using the <m> element. It is not restricted to just
highlighting, though it may be the default presentation.
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