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[Bug 10862] Remove the newly added "s" element

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:06:35 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> 2010-09-30 16:06:35 UTC ---
Oops, as was pointed out to me, strike was also deprecated. 

Frankly, making both s and strike obsolete was a legitimate move with HTML5.
The purpose of these elements wasn't to mark semantics, it was to provide a
line through the text. We can do this with CSS now. We should do this with CSS
now.

If we undeprecate s (or strike for that matter), then we have inconsistent
implementations on the web: some people have used s or strike purely for
line-through presentation, some now, to match some new meaning.

If the intent was to create something more meaningful, then a new element would
have been a more logical move, and one that wouldn't create a level of
confusion.

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