Re: Render EM as underline [was: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar] (fwd)

Abigail (abigail@uk.fnx.com)
Mon, 05 Aug 1996 13:47:07 +0100


Message-ID: <3205ED4B.794BDF32@uk.fnx.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 1996 13:47:07 +0100
From: Abigail <abigail@uk.fnx.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Render EM as underline [was: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar] (fwd)

Terje Norderhaug wrote:
> 
> At 3:51 PM 8/2/96, MegaZone wrote:
> >
> >One of the major complaints (really, the only one) about U is that links
> >are underlined in some browsers.  And someone suggests changing EM to
> >render as underlined?  If people think having U be underlined is bad,
> >what of the thousands of pages out there today that would start having
> >underlining all over.
> 
> There aren't any problem with EM being by default rendered as underline on
> a color monitor as long as color is used to distinguish a link. U is bad
> because it enforces underline even for environments (read b/w monitors)
> where a link now by default is rendered with underline only.

Now, I will grant you that most likely a large number of people use
colour monitors. But how many have a colour printer?



Abigail