[whatwg] Deprecating <small>, <b> ?

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Thu Nov 13 21:09:32 PST 2008

>The small element represents small print [...]

>The b element represents a span of text to be stylistically offset from
the normal prose without conveying any extra importance [...]

Both definitions seems rather presentational (contrasting, for example,
the new semantic definition for the <i> element) and could also be
realized by use of <span> elements.

To me these look like the last remnants of the <font> element. So why
are these elements retained ?


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