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Re: Cleaning House

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 03:27:21 -0700
Message-Id: <99DD4202-B1FC-4A51-9E6C-E7077A65DB38@apple.com>
Cc: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>, www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
To: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.co.uk>


On May 6, 2007, at 3:04 AM, Tina Holmboe wrote:

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> On Sat, May 05, 2007 at 08:41:23PM -0400, Murray Maloney wrote:
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>> elements. But consider <i class="ship">.
>
>   Meaning nothing. Do you mean a ship name? Or is it an abbreviate
>   name for a shipping label? Or perhaps even a status saying whether
>   something is about to ship?

What is the correct way, according to you, to mark up a ship name?  
Instead of <i class="ship">HMS Pinafore</i>. I'm assuming <span  
class="ship">HMS Pinafore</span> is no better, since <span> is  
semantically null. <em>HMS Pinafore</em> is clearly wrong, since  
setting ship names in italics has nothing to do with emphasis. Using  
no markup at all is wrong, since then there is no way to achieve the  
italic visual presentation.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Sunday, 6 May 2007 10:27:27 GMT

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