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Re: Underline element.

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 13:20:47 +0900
To: Ben 'Cerbera' Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Message-Id: <4ECAFC73-0D5D-4609-B1BA-9C0943D7AE73@w3.org>
Cc: HTMLWG List <public-html@w3.org>


Le 29 déc. 2007 à 04:41, Ben 'Cerbera' Millard a écrit :
> Karl's link to the [Wikipedia] entry for "Underline" has some  
> interesting purposes, as does [Simon's] recent e-mail.


# Use of Underline

Example from OCLC for styling citation.
http://worldcatlibraries.org/oclc/71752287?page=citation&client=worldcat.org-detailed_record
MLA style for source recommends to underline title of books. And it  
was done in the html as:
	<ul><li class="citation">Kawauchi, Rinko. <U>Cui cui</U>. Tokyo:  
Foil, 2005. </li></ul>

# site advocating against

     9. Avoid using underlined text.

     Even more distracting than boldface text is underlined
     text, which is a typographic abomination that should be
     avoided. Back in the days of typewriters, underlining
     was the accepted, if not only way to add emphasis.
     Unfortunately, this carried over into the design of
     operating systems, explaining why we have Underline
     commands under our Format menus when we never use the
     feature. When typesetting, underlined text is only used
     in special situations such as financial or academic
     publications. It is also common in the design of web
     pages.

     -- Rules of Typography: Part V
     http://www.fontsite.com/Pages/RulesOfType/ROT0298.html
     Tue, 17 Apr 2007 23:38:36 GMT


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