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[whatwg] [WA1] Replace <m> with <b>

From: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 22:19:38 +0000
Message-ID: <BAY22-F30947CB74EDBDB92C82EDAB4C80@phx.gbl>

I think <m> should be replaced by <b> because <b> already works as a marker 
or a highlighter, even without CSS, and <m> is impossible to style in IE6 
without hacks.

I couldn't find any suitable synonyms to "marked" or "highlighted" that 
starts with "b", but I don't think that should be reason enough to drop the 
element type. Given that <kbd> represents "user input (typically keyboard 
input)", <b> could represent "marked or highlighted (typically bold)", IMHO.

"The b element represents a run of text marked or highlighted (typically 
highlighted as bold in visual user agents, although it may be highlighted in 
any way suitable for the UA)."

Simon Pieters
Received on Saturday, 23 July 2005 15:19:38 UTC

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