[whatwg] The m element

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Fri Feb 9 14:30:10 PST 2007

On Fri, 09 Feb 2007 22:36:25 +0100, Lachlan Hunt  
<lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
> 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.

I'm not arguing against this. (Heck, I provided the idea for the second  
example.) I'm just saying it hasn't really been requested before and that  
I'm wondering whether it's common enough to warrant a new element. Perhaps  
<u> can be "reused" for this as Henri suggested or perhaps we shouldn't  
really specify this as an element yet and let the microformat community  
look into it more closely first.

Anne van Kesteren

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