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Re: Underline element.

From: Ivan Enderlin <w3c@hoa-project.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 14:41:07 +0100
Message-ID: <4773AB73.8040602@hoa-project.net>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren a écrit :
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 13:39:21 +0100, Ivan Enderlin 
> <w3c@hoa-project.net> wrote:
>> I was reading the HTML 5 draft and something is strange about <u> tag.
>> In HTML 4, <u> tag is depreciated [1], and <u> tag doesn't exist in HTML
>> 5 [2]. I don't find anymore informations about it in XHTML 1.0 or 1.1.
>> So I deduce that we can't underlined an element in HTML right now ?
>
> This is still possible using CSS: text-decoration:underline. I believe 
> the main reason <u> is not in HTML5 is that usability studies have 
> shown that users very strongly connotate underlined text with a link.
Oh ok, it's a good argument. Thanks :)
> Using <u> obviously has adverse affects on this expectation.
>
>
>> Notes :
>>     [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/present/graphics.html#edef-U ;
>>     [2] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#phrase.


And, of course I know how to decorate a text underlined with CSS ;-) 
(for all).

-Ivan
Received on Thursday, 27 December 2007 13:41:28 GMT

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