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[Bug 13301] The u element represents "an unarticulated non-textual annotation." Are you serious? I think it would be good to give that one another try, this time in English. And is marking up Chinese names the only example you could find? It seems you want people

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--- Comment #4 from James Garriss <james.garriss@gmail.com> 2011-07-20 18:17:35 UTC ---
That was a very helpful link, Aryeh, thank you.  

It seems to me that this would all be much easier if we could simply state the
obvious:  <u> = underline.  Isn't this paving the cowpath of WYSIWYG editors?

So I would say this:

The u element represents underlined text.  (In general it is preferable to use
CSS for presentation, but in some cases, such as WYSIWYG editors, it is
acceptable to use HTML markup for presentation.)

I would delete the non-textual annotation stuff and the Chinese name and
misspelling examples.

Of course, I would suggest doing something similar for <b> and <i>.  

(My suggestion is not going to go over well with the editor, is it?  But it
does reflect reality, I think.)

Thanks for your help!

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