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Re: ISSUE-144 (conforming-u): Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:02:41 -0500
Message-ID: <4D41C151.7010105@intertwingly.net>
To: "Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kennyluck@w3.org>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 01/26/2011 02:45 PM, Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu wrote:
> Sorry for bring up this old and non-technical issue.
>> This should be separated out into two separate proposals.
> I decided on one of the two suggestions I proposed, that is, make all
> <b>, <i> and <u> non-semantic.[1] That is, <b> = <i> = <u> = <span>
> semantically. I hope this won't be considered non-orthogonal to the
> raised issue as this affects <b> and <i> as well.

Filing bug reports on <b> and <i> at this time would be helpful.  This 
could result in a range of things happening from amicable consensus to 
this issue being considered as something that is to be resolved during 
last call instead of before last call.

Meanwhile, I encourage you to update the proposal to match what you 
intend to pursue.

Anybody who wishes to advocate the proposal that <u> is redefined as a 
semantic element is welcome to do so -- as a separate proposal.  Feel 
free to reuse portions of the original proposal to the extent it makes 
sense to do so.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 27 January 2011 19:03:13 UTC

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