[whatwg] Joe Clark's Criticisms of the WHATWG and HTML 5
christoph.paeper at crissov.de
Thu Mar 22 17:04:20 PDT 2007
> On Oct 30, 2006, at 22:33, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> The CSS community has requested a <date> or <time>
>> element because they want to restyle dates and times according to
Then the recent request to www-style for styling numbers would be
justified as well. An element for times (or numbers) could have other
>> One of the reasons for keeping <var>, <cite>, <em>, etc, separate,
>> of saying that authors should just use <i> for all of them, is
>> that it
>> makes styling them differently much easier.
> Assuming, of course, that you want to style them differently
> instead of just italicizing all of them.
>> (Why is <i class="var"> better than <var>?)
> It isn't. But <i> is better than <var> for editor UIs if all you
> want to do is to italicize (the common case).
Isn't this a very western point of view?
PS: (Hyper)Text editors should never have had B, I and U buttons in
the first place, but now it is an established concept.
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