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Re: <bb> - typo, rename?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 22:04:33 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808282159580.7044@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 28 Aug 2008, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 
> 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).

On Thu, 28 Aug 2008, Philip Taylor wrote:
> 
> It might indeed:
>   http://www.luxbed.ru/index.shtml
> 
> It might also be a typo of <br>:
>   http://pages.prodigy.net/mbruland/TIFFANYS.htm
>   http://www.unifeeder.com/
> 
> (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.)

Yeah, I don't love the name either. I'm open to ideas, but the problem is 
any descriptive name becomes quite unwieldy and unlike other names.

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