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Re: Emphasizing STRIKE

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:52:02 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0802130352u649db56ew61dc7baeb5de4544@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>

Another use case for strike.

It is very common for ecommerce sites to show two prices, one being
the current offer/discount/special (usually highlighted) and the other
price being displayed using strike (style, if not the markup).

Amazon is an obvious example (using span with classes, not strike, though).

Speaking of which, money seems to be pretty important to a lot of
people. We've got <time> now... should we have a tag for prices?



On Feb 9, 2008 12:46 AM, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2008 9:50 PM, Lee Kowalkowski <lee.kowalkowski@googlemail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 08/02/2008, Philip TAYLOR
> > <Philip-and-LeKhanh@royal-tunbridge-wells.org> wrote:
> > > No, it means "struck through".
> >
> > Struck through means deleted!
>
> lol, I love this conversation :)
>
> The bugzilla example was excellent. I can imagine a few scenarios
> where you might want to show some activity is
> completed/closed/invalid/inactive -- not "deleted" -- thus del would
> be inappropriate, span conveys nothing (could be visually styled but
> otherwise inaccessible) but... strike would do nicely.
>
> For example, it could be used in my EPG to show upcoming shows which
> match my preferences but will not be recorded (due to conflicts,
> reruns, etc.)
>
> +1 for restoring the strike (or s) element ... both should be
> supported by browsers (spec already documents this), but one name
> should be chosen as canonical and considered "conforming" imo.
>
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