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On Nov 5, 2008, at 10:46, Pentasis wrote:

> <var> is the best example I think. Why <var> but not <function>  
> <operator> <operand> etc. etc. etc.? And if code gets this attention  
> why not language? (<verb>, <noun> etc. etc.) If we do it like that  
> it would never work.

<var>, <cite> and <dfn> (and, one might argue, <em>) are legacy  
elements flowing out of a desire to replace <i> with something  

Since the elements are part of the HTML legacy, there isn't a great  
rationale that would justify their inclusion today if they had never  
been in HTML and were proposed as new elements now.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

Received on Wednesday, 5 November 2008 02:11:56 UTC