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[whatwg] rp is a styling tag and has no semantic function

From: Nikita Popov <privat@ni-po.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 17:27:21 +0100
Message-ID: <4AE870E9.1050708@ni-po.com>
In the spec the use of the rp-tag is shown like this:

<ruby>
 ? <rp>(</rp><rt>??</rt><rp>)</rp>
 ? <rp>(</rp><rt>?</rt><rp>)</rp>
</ruby>

What semantic function has the rp-tag? No. It is only styling for 
browsers not supporting ruby-text.
So I think this element musn't be in the HTML5 spec. You can add the 
brackets before and after the ruby text using CSS pseudoclasses (:after, 
:before).
Received on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 09:27:21 UTC

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