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Re: Emphasizing STRIKE

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 16:46:13 +0000
Message-ID: <47A9E455.5040108@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
CC: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>



Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> I too am satisfied with just one strike element. I think I would prefer 
> STRIKE, though, because I don't mind that it is «difficult/longer» to 
> type the strike element. It should not be used often, and it should be 
> evident what it means. (Since it is more seldom used, one will not 
> remember it so easily if one only see a letter S.) However, I am also 
> fine with the S element, for the reason you mention.

It's not clear to me what benefits there are from
<strike> v. (say) <span class="struck-through">,
but given a choice between <strike> and <s> I would
much prefer the former, since <s> could only too
easily be confused with <strong> by analogy with <b>.

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Wednesday, 6 February 2008 16:46:42 GMT

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