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Re: [RESEND] suggestion: modify <small> definition

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 13:34:42 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VmjQ2TJxx-ugRSn4CWzdxaUz6tz7jeVc0AwW27HMVAAHA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 21 May 2013 11:37, Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk> wrote:
> At the risk of getting a bit too meta: what is the difference here between
> "lowered [visual] prominence" and "importance"? For a sighted user, isn't
> visual prominence an indicator of importance? Seems like this definition is
> trying to disassociate the two...
i don't think there is a risk of being too meta on this subject.

I think the definition is trying to dissociate the two. Author intent =
make appear less important by making smaller (less prominent). The
definition attempts to rectify this by saying that despite it being smaller
it is of no less (potential) importance to the user.

definitions <http://www.thefreedictionary.com/small+print> of small/fine
print convey the intent;

small print
> (Law) matter in a contract, etc., printed in small type, esp when
> considered to be a trap for the unwary

fine print
> the detailed wording of a contract, lease, or the like, often in type
> smaller than the main body of the document and including restrictions or
> qualifications that could be considered disadvantageous. Also called *small
> print.*



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