[whatwg] The m element

Michel Fortin michel.fortin at michelf.com
Fri Feb 9 18:41:20 PST 2007

Le 2007-02-09 à 16:36, Lachlan Hunt a écrit :

> 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.

Suggestion of an improvement to the spec:

"The m element represents a run of text marked or highlighted for  
reference purposes."

I think adding "for reference purposes" to the current definition  
helps distinguish it from importance (given by <strong>) or stress  
emphasis (given by <em>).

<em>     : stress emphasis (changes the meaning)
<strong> : importance (no change in meaning)
<m>      : reference marker (no change in meaning or importance)

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at michelf.com

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