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Re: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-144 conforming-u

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 15:41:20 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTikkkurjXqUr4D6EBmHQ5VD0MKJOpw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> Firefox (cited above) is a concrete example of a tool that would rather
> change the markup used to signal underlining to be one that does not
> trigger validation errors rather than remove the option to underline
> entirely.  WikiMedia was listed as a single example of a tool that does
> not provide an option for underlining.

It's not important, but just for the record:

1) The software is called MediaWiki.  Wikimedia is the name of the
organization that runs Wikipedia and oversees MediaWiki development,
among other things.

2) MediaWiki's wikisyntax does support bold and italics and not
underlines.  However, MediaWiki also supports direct use of many HTML
tags, including <u>, so users can produce underlines in MediaWiki.
Also, the formatting toolbar currently used on Wikipedia appears to
have buttons for bold and italic and not underline, but you can still
type <u> tags directly.
Received on Friday, 8 April 2011 19:42:08 UTC

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