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[Bug 11915] New: 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, 29 Jan 2011 05:06:14 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-11915-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11915

           Summary: 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>
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top

Comment:
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> will be, but as this is no serious problem for <i>
and <b> it should be also no serious problem for <u>.

There are many appplications offering I + B + U, e.g., forum software and
simple "HTML" input in comment forms. For some use cases <mark> would require
13 keystrokes, where <u> only needs 7.    Personally I'm no fan of the old <u>
and would not miss it, but you could specify a good new <u> instead of <mark>.


- Frank <mailto:hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>

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