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Re: Emphasizing STRIKE

From: gonchuki <gonchuki@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 13:27:25 -0200
Message-ID: <8320a9390802070727p5eb1c0e4gb20801b80beabbc4@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

On Feb 7, 2008 1:04 PM, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no> wrote:
>
> Chasen Le Hara 08-02-07 07.19:   
>
> > Leif, I disagree with your arguments in favor of the strike element
> > (for reasons outlined by others). However, I want to bring up one use
> > case for the strike element for discussion: its (lack of) use in
> > Bugzilla.
> >
> > In Bugzilla, a reference to a bug that has been resolved is linked and
> > stricken through (using a class). The del element is inappropriate in
> > this circumstance because the reference is not an edit to the document
> > (nor is the reference being deleted), which leaves a class or the
> > strike element.
> >
> > I'm not particularly convinced that the strike element is
> > (semantically) correct to use in this use case, or that it would be
> > worth keeping around for use cases like this, but I think it should at
> > least be considered.
>
> You say that it is not an edit to the document. However, if Bugzilla had
> been paperbased, then it would indeed been percived as an edit. And if
> your task was to document the edit, then you should do this:
>
> <del>bug#999</del><ins><strike>bug#999</strike></ins>
>
> However, since it is not your purpose to document the editing process,
> but rather to document the bug fixing process, you can forget about
> <DEL> and <INS>.
>
> I think you have brought up a very good usecase for STRIKE here.  Here
> the stricken text represent the very reference to the bug.
>
> This is, to my mind, the same as the example I mentioned: a name on a
> sertificate  that has been stricken over. It has not been deleted, for
> it is needed, as reference. It has simply been demphasized, with a stroke.
> --
> leif halvard silli
>
>

A resolved bug won't appear in the next release of the "known issues"
document, thus it has been actually <del>eted from it, plus, a
resolved bug always contains a date and time, fitting perfectly with
the datetime attribute from the <del> element.
But what's more important, resolved bugs could be either marked with a
line-through, with a tick icon to the left, set with display: none or
whatever the designer chooses it to be, you may even want to leave
resolved bugs with the same visual appearance as an open bug since you
are on the "resolved bugs" section of the file, then tell me how a
<strike> that implies visual representation can be useful in such
scenarios.
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2008 15:27:50 UTC

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