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[whatwg] The m element

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 07:44:01 +1100
Message-ID: <45CB8B91.9050606@lachy.id.au>
Leons Petrazickis wrote:
> In the Western world, the standard for highlighting is a neon yellow
> background. I submit that a much better name for <m> is <hi>
> (<hilite>, <highlite>, <highlight>). People don't necessarily mark
> text much -- if anything, "mark" implies underlining, circling, and
> drawing arrows -- but they do highlight.

Highlighting with a yellow highlighter, underlinging, circling or 
drawing arrow are all different forms of marking, and could all be 
marked up using the <m> element.  It is not restricted to just 
highlighting, though it may be the default presentation.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Thursday, 8 February 2007 12:44:01 UTC

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