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Re: Rethinking HTML 5 (Was: Re: Semicolon after entities)

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 15:18:45 +0100
Message-ID: <20070502151845.g8oln5y4bs3k0ss0@www.splintered.co.uk>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Quoting Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>:

> HTML5 gives you one better. It has in fact removed (obsoleted, if you
> wish) presentational markup.

I notice that <b> and <i> are still present, even though their use is  
discouraged. <small> has been redefined to mean "small print", though  
based on the examples and the note that small doesn't actually  
de-emphasise anything it makes me wonder if it's not still just an  
element whose primary concern is to make things appear  
smaller...presentational again.
Finally, <sub> and <sup> are still in, but only to mark up  
"typographical conventions"...which would also be presentational, in  
my book.

Patrick H. Lauke
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