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spec/Overview.html 1.1756 2585 Tone down the rhetoric around the <i> el

From: poot <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2008 17:53:17 +0900 (JST)
To: public-html-diffs@w3.org
Message-Id: <20081225085317.7ECCC2BC86@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>

Tone down the rhetoric around the <i> element being a last resort, as it
doesn't really help authors to say this. (credit: hs) (whatwg r2585)

4.6.19 The i element
http://people.w3.org/mike/diffs/html5/spec/Overview.1.1756.html#the-i-element
4.6.20 The b element
http://people.w3.org/mike/diffs/html5/spec/Overview.1.1756.html#the-b-element

http://people.w3.org/mike/diffs/html5/spec/Overview.diff.html
http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/spec/Overview.html?r1=1.1755&r2=1.1756&f=h
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=2584&to=2585

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diff -u -d -r1.1755 -r1.1756
--- Overview.html	25 Dec 2008 08:11:08 -0000	1.1755
+++ Overview.html	25 Dec 2008 08:47:20 -0000	1.1756
@@ -11291,19 +11291,16 @@
 &lt;p&gt;&lt;i&gt;Finally one night he picked up the courage to speak with
 her&mdash;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
 &lt;p&gt;Raymond woke with a start as the fire alarm rang out.&lt;/p&gt;</pre>
-  </div><p>The <code><a href=#the-i-element>i</a></code> element should be used as a last resort when
-  no other element is more appropriate. In particular, citations
-  should use the <code><a href=#the-cite-element>cite</a></code> element, defining instances of
-  terms should use the <code><a href=#the-dfn-element>dfn</a></code> element, stress emphasis
-  should use the <code><a href=#the-em-element>em</a></code> element, importance should be denoted
-  with the <code><a href=#the-strong-element>strong</a></code> element, quotes should be marked up
-  with the <code><a href=#the-q-element>q</a></code> element, and small print should use the
-  <code><a href=#the-small-element>small</a></code> element.<p>Authors are encouraged to use the <code title=attr-class><a href=#classes>class</a></code> attribute on the <code><a href=#the-i-element>i</a></code>
+  </div><p>Authors are encouraged to use the <code title=attr-class><a href=#classes>class</a></code> attribute on the <code><a href=#the-i-element>i</a></code>
   element to identify why the element is being used, so that if the
   style of a particular use (e.g. dream sequences as opposed to
   taxonomic terms) is to be changed at a later date, the author
   doesn't have to go through the entire document (or series of related
-  documents) annotating each use.<p class=note>Style sheets can be used to format <code><a href=#the-i-element>i</a></code>
+  documents) annotating each use. Similarly, authors are encouraged to
+  consider whether other elements might be more applicable than the
+  <code><a href=#the-i-element>i</a></code> element, for instance the <code><a href=#the-em-element>em</a></code> element for
+  marking up stress emphasis, or the <code><a href=#the-dfn-element>dfn</a></code> element to mark
+  up the defining instance of a term.<p class=note>Style sheets can be used to format <code><a href=#the-i-element>i</a></code>
   elements, just like any other element can be restyled. Thus, it is
   not the case that content in <code><a href=#the-i-element>i</a></code> elements will
   necessarily be italicized.<h4 id=the-b-element><span class=secno>4.6.20 </span>The <dfn><code>b</code></dfn> element</h4><dl class=element><dt>Categories</dt>
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