[whatwg] do not encourage use of small element for legal text (was: Pre-Last Call Comments)

Giovanni Campagna scampa.giovanni at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 06:05:52 PDT 2009

2009/6/5 Jeff Walden <jwalden+whatwg at mit.edu>:
> Do you seriously believe any client in an industry where he has to step
> carefully enough to worry about typographical formatting of legal notices is
> fool enough to follow a not-even-recommendation in the HTML5 specification
> over what his lawyer tells him is the correct thing to do?

In that case, we may write:

"The <small> element represent small print, that is content that,
while being as important as content is surrounding it (or even more
important), the author tries to hide from the user or otherwise make
less likely to be noticed without reading carefully. Note: common uses
for this element are legalese, attributions, copyrights, disclaimers
and the like."

> Jeff


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