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Re: HTML 5

From: T.J. Crowder <tj@crowdersoftware.com>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 10:57:56 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTimQtQKYkTdvt_JT7yen5zVjAWfwOQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
Hi,

Is the current practice is to comment in the mailing list or on the bug
report?

`b`, `i`, `u`, and `s` (strikethrough) are all currently in the
specification[1].

`font` was always broken, IMHO, particularly the `size` feature. I think
applying CSS to something semantic wherever possible, and falling back on an
introduced span if necessary, is best.

`center` *should* have a viable CSS alternative, it's purely presentational.
I've heard people saying they still want/need `center` though (here[2], for
instance). For just text centering, of course there's `text-align`, and for
centering elements there's `margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;` (which
results in the element being centered within its parent, subject to some
caveats; details[3]). Are there cases where one of those isn't sufficient?

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/index.html#elements-1
[2] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11812
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/visudet.html#Computing_widths_and_margins
--
T.J. Crowder
Independent Software Engineer
tj / crowder software / com
www / crowder software / com


On 28 May 2011 09:42, Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> wrote:

> In response to the following message:
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> http://www.w3.org/mid/583786989.941443.1306443252301.JavaMail.root@sz0036a.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net
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> ... the following bug has been raised in the W3C Bugzilla database:
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>  http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12803
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> You are encouraged to add yourself to the CC List for the bug -- which
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