[whatwg] rp is a styling tag and has no semantic function

Nikita Popov privat at ni-po.com
Wed Oct 28 09:27:21 PDT 2009

In the spec the use of the rp-tag is shown like this:

 漢 <rp>(</rp><rt>かん</rt><rp>)</rp>
 字 <rp>(</rp><rt>じ</rt><rp>)</rp>

What semantic function has the rp-tag? No. It is only styling for 
browsers not supporting ruby-text.
So I think this element musn't be in the HTML5 spec. You can add the 
brackets before and after the ruby text using CSS pseudoclasses (:after, 

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