Re: Comments on HTMl 4 draft (9/Nov/1997)

Jordan Reiter (
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 20:19:26 -0500

Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 20:19:26 -0500
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To: Ian Hickson <>
From: Jordan Reiter <>
Subject: Re: Comments on HTMl 4 draft (9/Nov/1997)

=7FIan Hickson felt an urge to reveal at 9:27 PM -0000 on 12/17/97:
> But my point is why isn't it deprecated while <S> and <STRIKE> are? They
> fall under the same category and in fact TT has more elements already copi=
> with "screen output" and similar things! (eg, <CODE>, <KBD>, <SAMP>)

And, if you think about it, <STRIKE> is really the only widely implemented
way to indicate what is going to be covered by <DEL>. I personally believe
that <STRIKE> did in fact have a logical basis (the idea being that this is
text that was *struck*, hence strike-through), rather than a purely
presentational one. Since EM and STRONG have long been available as
alternatives to I and EM, it does cause one to wonder why they were so

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