[whatwg] lede element

Rachid Finge rachid at rachid.nl
Tue Oct 2 09:38:29 PDT 2007

The term 'lede' is more commonly spelled as 'lead' by journalists 
throughout the world. It seems like a sensible idea, although I'm 
wondering why you added the P element in your example.

Best regards,

Rachid Finge

Devi Web Development wrote:
> This is just an idea for what I consider to be a solidly semantic 
> element. It isn't necessary nor does it add any new functionality. 
> However, it removes one more need for additional span elements.
> The lede element is an inline element useful for signifying the lede 
> in a document. It is commonly used term in journalism for the opening 
> sentence or two which introduces the article.
> More detailed description can be found at
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_style#Terms_and_structure
> Usage Case:
> <h1>Burmese monks 'to be sent away'</h1>
> <p><lede>Thousands of monks detained in Burma's main city of Rangoon 
> will be sent to prisons in the far north of the country, sources have 
> told the BBC.</lede> About 4,000 monks have been rounded up in the 
> past week as the military government has tried to stamp out 
> pro-democracy protests. They are being held at a disused race course 
> and a technical college. Sources from a government-sponsored militia 
> said they would soon be moved away from Rangoon...
> A common styling (in CSS) would be
> lede{font-weight:bold}
> however, I would not imagine that to be default
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> Devi Web Development
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