[whatwg] The m element

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Fri Feb 9 16:21:39 PST 2007

David Latapie wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Feb 2007 08:36:25 +1100, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> <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 [1], 
>> in particular "to identify an item for future reference", that is 
>> most relevant, and neither <em> nor <strong> fulfil that purpose.
> Of Google cache highlighting has anything to do with future reference? 
> Or is the Google cache highlighting example a wrong one?

What?  I'm not sure I understand, but I think your putting too much 
emphasis on the word "future".  The google cache highlights the word as 
a reference for the user, which is exactly what this element is for.  It 
doesn't matter whether the user looks at it immediately, in 5 minutes, 
tomorrow, or in the distant future; it's there for when the user needs it.

Lachlan Hunt

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