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Re: code, samp, kbd, var

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 08:46:26 +1000
Message-ID: <464A3842.30603@lachy.id.au>
To: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Tina Holmboe wrote:
> During the debate regarding HTML 5 it has, by several people, been 
> claimed, repeatedly, that presentational elements - all of them - will 
> be added to the new language as time go by.

I think you may have misunderstood what has been said about other 
presentational elements.  There is no intention to make any more of them 
conforming for documents.

However, all elements, including other presentational elements, will be 
added to the spec in order to define the processing requirements that 
UAs must implement.  Many of them are already incorporated into the 
parsing section, for instance, and they will all be described in the 
rendering section as well.  They will not be described in any section 
applying to document conformance.

>> as it stands today the <i>, <b>, and <small> elements are not 
>> presentational. They stand for mood changes and other text that is neither 
> ...
> And then there is <m> ...

<m> is not presentational.  It has valid semantic use cases, but it's 
definition in the spec just isn't clear enough at the moment.  It should 
be fixed in due course.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2007 22:46:43 UTC

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