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Bug 12550 - Deprecated HTML tags (e.g. "b" rather than "em")
Deprecated HTML tags (e.g. "b" rather than "em")
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-01-08 16:42 UTC by Justin Anthony Knapp
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Justin Anthony Knapp 2008-01-08 16:42:08 UTC
Pages are rendered with deprecated HTML tags, such as <b> rather than <em>.

This is the case for me on en.wp; user agent string: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070515 Firefox/
Comment 1 Jesse (Pathoschild) 2008-01-08 22:38:35 UTC
<b> is not deprecated in XHTML, and <em> is not equivalent. <b> marks bold specifically, <em> marks emphasis generally, and <strong> marks stronger emphasis generally.

If it were changed, <strong> would be the closest equivalent.
Comment 2 Justin Anthony Knapp 2008-01-08 22:52:43 UTC
Of course, you are correct, <b> was superseded by <strong>, while <em> is the equivalent of <i>. Looking at the page again, I can see that it is valid XHTML. Whoops.

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