[whatwg] The m element

Jorgen Horstink mail at jorgenhorstink.nl
Sat Feb 10 03:17:45 PST 2007

On Feb 10, 2007, at 12:05 PM, Jens Brueckmann wrote:

>> 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.
> It comes to my mind that an appropriate name for this element woud  
> be  "flag".
> Putting a flag somewhere in a document does not emphasise but draws
> attention to this part (as in Google or when manually highlighting
> some passages or words in document).

To my mind a flag denotes a single point somewhere in the document  
and does not denote a range. So I associate it with the real-world  
analogy of a flag placed somewhere in the document. So I am not an  
advocate of <flag>

> This name best describes its usage and avoids confusion with EM and  
> Cheers,
> jens
> -- 
> Jens Brueckmann
> http://www.yalf.de

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