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Re: Font Style Elements

From: Jared Warren <warren@cs.queensu.ca>
Date: 27 Feb 2003 01:11:36 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
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> Why have the U, STRIKE, and S elements been deprecated, but not B, I, BIG, SMALL, or TT?

I agree that all of these elements should be depreciated. However on a
vaguely on-topic note I'd like to propose that if EM and STRONG remain
in XHTML2, then we need opposing elements DEM and WEAK.

Most graphical UAs currently render EM elements as font-style:italic
which has no obvious opposite. I would propose font-size:small as a
guideline for UA creators. STRONG, on the other hand, is usually
rendered as font-weight:bold which obviously makes WEAK
font-weight:light. All these elements can easily have distinguishable
renderings in aural UAs.

~ Jared Warren <warren@cs.queensu.ca>
Computing Science, Queen's University
Received on Thursday, 27 February 2003 01:11:38 UTC

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