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Re: <bb> - typo, rename?

From: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:53:45 +0100
Message-ID: <48B71059.1030302@cam.ac.uk>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Hi,
> In the first example of the <bb> element the <bb> start tag has no 
> matching end tag, but instead a </a> end tag. Also, would it be worth 
> renaming the element to something more understandable? <bb> might simply 
> be a typo of <b>... (credit: sh).

It might indeed:

It might also be a typo of <br>:

(Those are three out of ~100K pages; new browsers sprouting buttons into 
the middles of that many pages is presumably unacceptable, so presumably 
either the element should be renamed or its rendering should be defined 
so that <bb> (with no attributes) is visually a no-op.)

Philip Taylor
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 20:54:21 UTC

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