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Re: Emphasizing STRIKE

From: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 11:36:39 +0000
Message-ID: <47AC3EC7.3060500@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: Lee Kowalkowski <lee.kowalkowski@googlemail.com>
CC: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>



Lee Kowalkowski wrote:
> On 08/02/2008, <Philip-and-LeKhanh@royal-tunbridge-wells.org> wrote:
>> <strike> indicates that the
>> element is "struck through";
> 
> Yes, which means deleted. 

No, it means "struck through".  Neither more
nor less.  Just because "in your world" (as
Bob Ross would have said), all text that is
struck through can be treated as if it were
deleted does not mean that in other's worlds
this same view obtains.  Struck-through text
is a presentational artifact that /may/ carry
semantic significance within a closed group;
it is /not/ safe to assume that the views of
that group are universally shared, particularly
when considering the requirement that HTML be
equally applicable to all the world's (written)
languages.

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Friday, 8 February 2008 11:36:55 GMT

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