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

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:21:00 +0100
Message-ID: <4AE988AC.9030503@disruptive-innovations.com>
Nikita Popov wrote:
> 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).

Putting ruby content into CSS is a really really bad idea since
this will become generated content and have all the issues of
selectability and voice-over readability of generated content...

W3C CSS WG, Co-Chair
Received on Thursday, 29 October 2009 05:21:00 UTC

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