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[Bug 10838] Make <u> conforming.

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 07:13:14 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10838

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #3 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-09-30 07:13:13 UTC ---
The diacritic is &#x0332;.

I don't really see why we would want to use <u> to indicate that the text
should be italicised... if you want to indicate that the text should be
italicised, use the appropriate markup for the reason it's italicised, and then
use CSS to italicise it.

No pointer to my thoughts, they're just thoughts, sorry! When I say I've been
thinking about this a long time I mean it literally.

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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale:

I maintain that there is a difference between <u>'s use cases and
<b>/<i>/<s>/<small>/etc. The others aren't actually defined in terms of their
rendering, and yet have very solid and common use cases (<b> for keywords, <i>
for alternate voices or terms, <s> for irrelevant or inaccurate text, <small>
for legalese, etc) that actually match how they are commonly used in pages
where people aren't just abusing HTML as a presentational language.

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