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RE: Text-Decoration

From: <JOrendorff@ixl.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 14:52:44 -0500
Message-ID: <CD8E2CDBC6D0D111ACB900805FBBD97E0263026D@exchange.mem.ixl.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Matthew Brealey wrote:
> This can become more obvious when you think of inline
> vector graphics used to extend the glyph set -- for example:
> 
>    del { text-decoration: line-through; }
>    img { height: 1em; }
> 
>    <del>
>       The singer changed his name to
>       <img src="symbol.svg" alt="a funny symbol">.
>    </del>

Tim Bannister wrote:
> That's all very well but using graphics, even if they are svg,
> as text is not really terribly semantic (it's not really much
> better than spacer gifs and text buttons made from images).

Yes.  The correct solution, obviously, is to get the singer's new
name added to the Unicode character set.

-- 
Jason Orendorff
http://www.alarmist.org/
Favorite Unicode codepoint:
U+54fd UPPERCASE ROMAN N WITH CARON WRITTEN WHILE SIPPING HOT CHAI TEA
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