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Re: [css3-text] Suppressing underlines propagated from ancestors

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:32:01 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTimjv0mVK6BkfuED_9n8g=waqSZu2JWnJPpF=z-o@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: "Belov, Charles" <Charles.Belov@sfmta.com>, www-style@w3.org
2011/2/22 Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>:
> Also, <u> is actually not a semantic element by anyone's standards.
> It's not currently valid HTML5.  Some people are trying to get it
> re-added as valid, but even then it's clearly just going to be a
> shorthand for <span style="text-decoration: underline">, not an
> element that has any meaning outside of a visual presentation.

That's why I'm not going to use HTML5 for my own work. (If I am forced
to use it, I will, reluctantly.) I just cannot accept a standard that
treats underlines as a purely presentational element. They simply are
not.


-- 
cheers,
-ambrose
Received on Wednesday, 23 February 2011 02:32:33 GMT

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