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Re: Design Principles updated

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 16:33:20 +0900
Message-ID: <461DE0C0.9050407@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Henri Sivonen schreef:
>> This takes a position on the <b> and the <i> elements. I don’t think 
>> it should do that.
> Do you want to this WG to continue the <i> vs. <em> permathread that 
> has been going on since at least 1993?

What kind of question is that. This has nothing to do with <i> and <em>.

What I say is that I do not think the design principles should take 
positions on specific elements.

Explicitly mentioning two certain elements to prevent discussion is I 
think not something that the design principles should do. If it’s a 
permathread, that would only suggest that there are very different 
opinions on the matter, and the design principles should stay away from 
these kind of special mentions and stick to global concepts. If you do 
not agree with me here, I could name a number of other candidates for 
‘special mention’ as well, which I then suggest we also add to the 
design principles because they will prevent recurring discussion threads.


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san nan da!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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