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[Bug 10838] Make <u> conforming.

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 08:28:59 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10838

Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> 2010-09-30 08:28:58 UTC ---
It seem to me the (In reply to comment #1)
> If we introduced <u> with the semantic "proper name mark", it would just be
> used incorrectly by everyone. So doing that would be bad. 

What concrete badness would ensue?

It seems to me that it's backwards to value theoretical purity (it's wrong as a
matter of principle to use presentational markup without citing how people
would concretely suffer) to override a pragmatic i18n/author concern (that it's
easier to underline Chinese characters using <u> than using combining
diacritical marks).

Reopening.

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