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Re: proposal to explicitly forbid <small> use as subheadings

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 13:49:57 +0100
Message-Id: <9133952F-AD74-432D-96DA-39B85A9DDC48@gmail.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Hi Leif 

On 7 Jun 2013, at 13:23, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:

> Steve Faulkner, Fri, 7 Jun 2013 10:05:52 +0100:
>> but we need to decide if the "must not" requirement on use of <small> is an
>> appropriate conformance requirement for HTML?
> What we discussed with regard to <small>, can be described as an 
> attempt to *add* - eventually “find” - subheading semantics to <small>.
> However, there were no recorded result from the discussion. As such, 
> Ian’s proposal to explicitly declare <small> as unpermitted for the 
> purpose of subheadings, should be uncontroversial.

I don't believe the discussion has concluded. I also believe that we don't have consensus on how small should be used.

> It is worth pointing 
> out that he does not say that small is forbidden as child of h1-h6 - he 
> only says that it is forbidden for the purpose of subheadings.

> -- 
> leif halvard silli
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