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[Bug 8523] New: WYSYWYG tools should gather semantic information

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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:48:58 +0000
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           Summary: WYSYWYG tools should gather semantic information
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: jeanne@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-

HTML5 says (in the section "Authoring tools and markup generators"):
"However, WYSIWYG tools are legitimate. WYSIWYG tools should use
elements they know are appropriate, and should not use elements that
they do not know to be appropriate. This might in certain extreme cases
mean limiting the use of flow elements to just a few elements, like div,
b, i, and span and making liberal use of the style attribute."

AUWG Comment:
Suggest stating that WYSIWYG tools may need to make a special effort to
gather semantic information, rather than describing exceptions for
"extreme cases".

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