Re: Question re Deprecation

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 23:58:00 -0500


Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980226235800.009e0830@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 23:58:00 -0500
To: roconnor@uwaterloo.ca, www-html@w3.org
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.980226200344.22928B-100000@wronski.math.uwa
Subject: Re: Question re Deprecation

At 08:11 PM 26/02/98 -0500, Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor wrote:
>I agree that deprecating U without deprecating B and I is uncalled for.
>I've seen U legitamately used for underlining book titles in a Works
>Cited section.

Wouldn't the CITE element be more appropriate?

>I can only assume the reasoning was because *some*
>UA's underline their hyperlinks.  I don't believe how present UA's render
>some element should affect which elements are deprecated and which are
>not.

I don't know the reasoning either, but my impression was that B, I, and TT
survived due to their presence in HTML 2.0.  (Note that S and STRIKE were
both deprecated.)  Then again, BIG and SMALL were not deprecated...

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