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Re: B, I, TT, BORDER, Q recommendations

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 08:53:00 -0500
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 10:41 AM 31/03/98 +0200, Daniel wrote:
>I guess we need to be more precised and mention that we do not
>recommend their use for purely typographical presentation: use CSS
>instead, and if it's to note strong or emphasis, people can use STRONG
>and EM.

Right; B, I, and TT should never be used in place of a phrase element that
expresses the meaning.  But I don't think we should object to combining B,
I, and TT with poorly supported phrase elements (e.g., using I with Q or
INS), nor to using B, I, or TT in place of SPAN.

>> The BORDER attribute of TABLE is also not deprecated.  Given the weak
>> browser support for style sheets (particularly with borders and tables), I
>> don't see the harm in using the BORDER attribute.
>How about [Interim] and then CSS2 ?

I guess...  But is there really any accessibility harm in an author
specifying table borders in HTML?
>> >     use proper Quotations: BLOCKQUOTE and Q elements
>> Is it too early to recommend using Q when almost no browsers support it?
>How about [New] ?

Sounds good.

Liam Quinn
Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
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