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Re: Underline element.

From: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 12:04:56 +0100
Message-ID: <7b9ad66d0712280304w40303183t663506f6433a6faa@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>

On Dec 28, 2007 2:21 AM, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
>
> But if some people want it included, we should focus on finding reasons
> why it should be included, rather than why it currently hasn't been
> included.
>

I remember reading an article by Joe Clark (I think) where he
mentioned how his friend who writes about old german texts used the b,
i and u elements to markup passages that were bold, italics and
underlined in those texts. I can not find the article right now
though.

In that case I guess the use case is correct (as he wanted to convey
the original text in the markup and not by styling it). As I remember
the original text wasn't using the bolding for emphasis and the modern
day author simply used u to say that "this passage is underlined".

However, this may be a very limited use case and I believe that RDFa
would be a better tool for that author.

Regards,

Peter
Received on Friday, 28 December 2007 11:05:04 UTC

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