Question re Deprecation

Lisa Pease (lisap@prosofttraining.com)
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 16:42:52 -0800


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From: "Lisa Pease" <lisap@prosofttraining.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 16:42:52 -0800
Subject: Question re Deprecation

I noticed that the U element is deprecated now, just as ACCESSKEY has been
added as an attribute. So to underline a letter to represent an accesskey in
a form, I'd have to type:

<SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:underline">H</SPAN>obbies

instead of

<U>H</U>obbies

If HTML 4.0 is preserving B and I elements, why not U for simple uses? I
hate underline in general, and deplore its widespread usage. But for an
access key indicator, I would surely miss it.