W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > February 2008

Re: Emphasizing STRIKE

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 19:49:20 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080207194920.GE10489@stripey.com>

Leif Halvard Silli writes:

> Smylers 08-02-07 17.38:   
> 
> > Leif Halvard Silli writes:
> > 
> > > I think you have brought up a very good usecase for STRIKE here.
> > > Here the stricken text represent the very reference to the bug.
> >
> > However there are a number of other presentations that bug tracking
> > systems could use to denote closed bugs -- for example they could be
> > in red rather than black.  But that wouldn't be a reason for adding
> > a <red> element.
> 
> HTML 5 says that B and I are not necessarily rendered in bold or in
> italics. The same goes without saying about STRIKE.  It does not need
> to have that line-through style.

So why does this usecase suggest we need a <strike> element?  If the
actual formatting is something that we're doing in CSS then an element
specifically for striking-out doesn't seem to be needed in this
situation.

Smylers
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:49:37 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:16:12 GMT