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[Bug 12892] New: If I understand correctly the u element is for marking up iconic stuff like astrological signs, censored swearwords, etc.? As well as text that has lost its meaning because it is misspelt or otherwise corrupted? Please make the definition more clear, it i

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Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 21:56:17 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12892

           Summary: If I understand correctly the u element is for marking
                    up iconic stuff like astrological signs, censored
                    swearwords, etc.? As well as text that has lost its
                    meaning because it is misspelt or otherwise corrupted?
                    Please make the definition more clear, it i
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the
                    -u-element
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/text-level-semantics.html
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-u-element

Comment:
If I understand correctly the u element is for marking up iconic stuff like
astrological signs, censored swearwords, etc.? As well as text that has lost
its meaning because it is misspelt or otherwise corrupted? Please make the
definition more clear, it is very fuzzy. Also I fail to understand why the
name of a ship should only be marked in i in *western* text. A name is a name
in any language. If the i element becomes ambiguous in a (chinese?) language
it should be redefined to remove the ambiguity, not adding yet another fuzzy
element to the stack.

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