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RE: indicating subtitles using small

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 20:23:00 +0100
To: "'Steve Faulkner'" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "'HTMLWG WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009c01ce33c5$50faa320$f2efe960$@tink.co.uk>
Steve Faulkner wrote:

“what are peoples thoughts on extending <small> to identify
subheadings/subtitles taglines etc. when used as a descendant of a hx
element?”

 

I think it would be prudent to keep <small> for marking up  small print like
legal disclaimers etc. Extending it to include taglines etc. would blur the
semantics too much.

 

This does have echoes of the <hgroup> question though. I wonder whether it’s
worth revisiting the idea of a purpose built element for taglines,
straplines and the like?

 

Léonie.

 

 

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Carpe diem.

 

From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com] 
Sent: 07 April 2013 19:51
To: HTMLWG WG
Subject: indicating subtitles using small

 

a recent discussion drew attention to the use of <small> inside a hx element
to indicate a subtitle

example:

<h1>The reality dysfunction:
<small>Space is not the only void</small> 
</h1> 


 

while it contradicts the current definition of small in HTML5. in HTM 4.01
<small> only had a visual style meaning of "small text" 

what are peoples thoughts on extending <small> to identify
subheadings/subtitles taglines etc when used as a descendant of a hx
element?




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Regards

SteveF

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