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RE: Text-Decoration

From: Ian Hickson <py8ieh@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 21:22:51 +0100 (BST)
To: JOrendorff@ixl.com
cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.04.10003312121380.4886-100000@mary.bath.ac.uk>
On Fri, 31 Mar 2000 JOrendorff@ixl.com wrote:

> 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.

In the interests of accuracy I would just like to point out that the
attributions are wrong -- the first quote is from me (Ian Hickson) and the
second from Matthew Brealey.

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