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[RESEND] suggestion: modify <small> definition

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 10:43:26 +0100
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resending as i realized some bits in original didn't make sense :-(

Hi all, there has been discussion[1] on list and elsewhere[2] about the
<small> element about what it means and what it does (and doesn't do).

Alohci suggested[3] the following:

"The small element represents lowered prominence, but equal importance, for
its contents."


in place of [4]

"The small element represents side comments such as small print."

I think Aohci's suggestion has some merit as <small> does what his
revised definition states (or should do), (unlike the current
definition). Authors use it
i.e. to visually lower the prominence of text content, but often the text is of
no less importance (and may indeed be of greater importance in the case of
disclaimers, caveats, legal restrictions, or copyrights.

Alohci goes on to suggest:

"It is suitable for content that is side comments such as small print, or
for parts of a heading that may be omitted from an outline."

but think it would be better to put this aside for the moment.

[1]
april -http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2013Apr/thread.html#msg22
may -http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2013May/subject.html#msg112

[2]https://twitter.com/stevefaulkner/status/336523024054493185https://twitter.com/stevefaulkner/status/336525854677020672https://twitter.com/stevefaulkner/status/336557226019930113

[3] http://html5doctor.com/howto-subheadings/#comment-34256
[4]http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/text-level-semantics.html#the-small-element
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Regards

SteveF

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Regards

SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
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