[rfc-i] [IAB] draft-iab-html-rfc-02, "9.9 <bcp14>"

Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) rse at rfc-editor.org
Tue Mar 1 13:52:22 PST 2016

On 3/1/16 10:23 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On 1 Mar 2016, at 10:19, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
>> On 3/1/16, 10:28 AM, "IAB on behalf of Julian Reschke"
>> <iab-bounces at iab.org on behalf of julian.reschke at greenbytes.de> wrote:
>>> OK, so IIUC, we're using <span class="bcp14"> instead of <em> because we
>>> don't want a visual difference unless people use custom CSS?
>> For the moment.  The style sheet may change in the future.  I'd be
>> fine with <em class='bcp14'> as Robert suggested, if you prefer.  I
>> would NOT be fine with removing the class.
> I didn't read Robert's message as him suggesting it, just saying what he
> thought Julian asked for.
> My preference is <span> instead of <em> because we don't know if the
> default desire is to see things as having visual format or to see it as
> they do today. People who don't want visual format will need to redefine
> <em> for this class, which seem onerous.

Julian: correct, we don't want a visual difference by default, but we do
want people to have an option if they prefer to have that visual difference.

Paul: I agree. I don't think redefining <em> makes sense for this
limited use case.


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