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Re: Font Style Elements

From: Matt Fletcher <msfy2k@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 20:34:15 -0000
To: W3C HTML List <www-html@w3.org>
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I don't think nested EMs are the way to do it, what about a "strength" 

On Thu, 27 Feb 2003 17:02:11 +0200, Mikko Rantalainen <mira@cc.jyu.fi> 

> Gonzalez, Scott I (GONZASI0) / 2003-02-27 07:14:
>> Why have the U, STRIKE, and S elements been deprecated, but not B, I,
>> BIG, SMALL, or TT?
>> Clearly, style sheet alternatives exist for the B, I, BIG, SMALL, and
>> TT elements.  Due to this fact, and the opening sentence for the
>> definition of deprecated, "a deprecated element ... is one that has
>> been outdated by newer constructs," I see no reason for these
>> elements not to be deprecated.  I would greatly appreciate an
>> explanation for the survival of these elements.
> I think U, STRIKE, S, STRONG, BIG and SMALL should be decprecated but I 
> think we should keep B, I and TT.
> Sometimes you have content that doesn't cleanly map to any element that 
> has semantics and in those cases it would be nice to be able to use 
> something like B, I or TT instead of plain SPAN. B, I or TT contain very 
> little information about the content, but they contain more information 
> than a SPAN.
> As for U, STRIKE, S, SMALL and BIG, I think these should go. U shouldn't 
> be used anywhere because it's too easily mixed with the links (many user 
> agents underline links) and in addition it's used to emphasize the 
> content. We already have EM. STRIKE doesn't contain any information that 
> DEL couldn't express. BIG is strictly presentational and should be 
> replaced with EM where required. SMALL is an border case because we don't 
> have an element for "less important than plain text". I think it should 
> go we should have something like DEM for de-emphasized.
> I think that STRONG should go away too and nested EMs should be used 
> instead if more emphasize is required.

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