[whatwg] The m element
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Fri Feb 9 13:36:25 PST 2007
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> I think I agree that <m> should be dropped. I believe such an element
> has never been requested before on www-html or equivalent fora.
No, the use cases for <m> are clear, and it is different from both <em>
and <strong>. I think it should be kept as-is, though its definition in
the spec clearly needs to be improved.
David Latapie wrote:
>> "highlight" just means "draw attention to",
> How does it differ from "important"?
<m> marks a point of interest for future reference, it does not denote
importance. Everyone seems to be focussing on the definition of
highlight meaning emphasis as their argument that it is the same as <em>
and/or <strong>. However, it's the definition of mark , in
particular "to identify an item for future reference", that is most
relevant, and neither <em> nor <strong> fulfil that purpose.
Highlighting, emphasising, underlining, or whatever, is simply the
mechanism used to identify the item, not the semantic purpose of the
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