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[Bug 12374] New: "stylistically offset" means that this element has no semantic value whatsoever? It is jsut for style purpose? Then why not use a span? It seems strange to me that there is no specific element to mark up people. Even though there is a load of microdata av

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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 23:00:31 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12374-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12374

           Summary: "stylistically offset" means that this element has no
                    semantic value whatsoever? It is jsut for style
                    purpose? Then why not use a span? It seems strange to
                    me that there is no specific element to mark up
                    people. Even though there is a load of microdata av
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the
                    -b-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-b-element

Comment:
"stylistically offset" means that this element has no semantic value
whatsoever? It is jsut for style purpose? Then why not use a span? It seems
strange to me that there is no specific element to mark up people. Even though
there is a load of microdata available for them (relative, family, kin, met,
partner, spouse, etc) so why not use the b for people (but only if they need
to be marked up, e.g. to indicate relationship or in logs, etc.) It seems to
me the b has no other semantic use and all other uses mentioned here could
apply to span.

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