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

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 12:14:14 +0100
Message-ID: <519CA886.2050800@splintered.co.uk>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 22/05/2013 12:10, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> 'reduced prominence' could probably work.
> But with respect to what Ian said about ’often more important’, may be
> ’suppressed prominence’ could also work? The word ’suppressed’ could
> also be meaningful with regard to the fact that small text in headings
> can be suppressed from the outline. THus:
> ’The small element represents content with _suppressed_ prominence such
> as small print.’

Perhaps even making it passive, to show that it's not the content itself 
that is less prominent/important, but that it has been MADE to be so by 
author choice? Or am I getting too meta again?

'The small element represents content whose prominence has been 
[reduced|suppressed], such as small print.'

Patrick H. Lauke
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