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[whatwg] Thoughts on the <hi> element (formerly the <m> element).

From: David Håsäther <hasather@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 21:46:07 +0100
Message-ID: <op.tnypa5akp8frts@puppy2>
On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 21:21:29 +0100, Elliotte Harold  
<elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:

> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> FWIW, I think <hi> is a very confusing name. I keep thinking of some  
>> header until I read it's supposed to replace the <m> element. If this  
>> element is needed <m> is definitely a better name.
> One objection seems to be to the single character name. Maybe ma or mark  
> instead of hi?

The problem I have with both mark and hi(light) as names is that they both  
are verbs in this context. It sounds more like a command to the browser:  
"mark this", "hilight that", instead of being descriptive.

David H?s?ther
Received on Sunday, 18 February 2007 12:46:07 UTC

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