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Re: Presentational markup

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 21:55:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTMLwg WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1003252151370.4116@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Cool!  Let's get rid of acronym and font. 


> While we are at it, lets get rid of b, i,

We did, and then good arguments were presented for keeping specifically 
those two.

> small,

We did, but a use case was presented that we could address by 
strategically reusing this element, which is why HTML5 has an element in 
it with the same name as HTML4's <small>.

> big and tt.


> Let's require quotes around attributes,

Why? That doesn't seem to solve any pressing problems. We have, however, 
cleaned up the rules about quotes around attributes.

> and every tag to be explicitly closed.

Again, that doesn't seem to solve any pressing problems. For this and 
quotes, however, we have both an XML serialisation for people who really 
want these rules, and we have the option for validators to offer 
additional "lint" options to authors who think it's imporant.

> Lets replace den and ins with an edit attribute.

What problem would this solve and would this advantage outweigh the 
benefits of keeping the existing elements?

> Oh, and lets completely redo how forms are done.


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