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Bug 7924 - Convert <u> and <s> in interface to semantic markup
Convert <u> and <s> in interface to semantic markup
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 4557
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks: semantic-html
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Reported: 2006-11-14 22:47 UTC by Carl Fürstenberg
Modified: 2011-11-29 19:57 UTC (History)
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Description Carl Fürstenberg 2006-11-14 22:47:56 UTC
Per http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/present/graphics.html#h-15.2.1 it's defined that
<s> and <u> is deprecated, so to ensure standard compabillity, they should be
removed, or redefined using css.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-11-14 23:01:41 UTC
Deprecated is not the same as prohibited.  There remains a use for nonsemantic
markup.  There's no particularly good reason for them to remain in the
interface, by and large, but banning the tags from articles isn't useful.  It
will just mean that people will use <del> and <ins> as synonyms of those two,
which they aren't.  Accessibility to the non-technical (who generally understand
presentational markup much more easily than semantic) is more important than
theoretical standards adherence.

There are only a handful of places where these are used in the interface,
though, so that should be easily fixable.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-11-15 11:43:02 UTC
If at some future time we migrate MediaWiki to a version of HTML in which <u> and <s> are dropped,
they will be changed to output something silly like <span style='text-decoration: underline'> etc.

There is no reason to do this now.
Comment 3 Chad H. 2011-11-29 19:57:33 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4557 ***

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