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[Bug 11915] Suggestion: Instead of forbidding <u> and inventing <mark> you could as well redefine <u> to be what <mark> is intended for -- roughly the same idea as for <i> and <b>. Clearly not all old HTML4 <i> / <b> / <u> match what the new HTML5 <i> / <b> / <mark>

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Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:18:43 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11915

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-02-19 00:18:43 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: We considered this, actually. The main reason we didn't do it is
that we're hoping browsers will introduce behaviour for <mark> such as
highlighting the scrollbar, and it's not realistic to do that with <u>.

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