[rfc-i] <tt> vs HTML5

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Sat Feb 20 08:51:42 PST 2016


On 20 Feb 2016, at 8:38, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2016-02-20 17:29, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>> On 20 Feb 2016, at 2:48, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>
>>> <https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-html-rfc-02#section-9.63>:
>>>
>>>> 9.63.  <tt>
>>>>
>>>> This element is directly rendered as its HTML counterpart.
>>>
>>> but 
>>> <https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/obsolete.html#non-conforming-features>:
>>>
>>> So that's a requirement to produce invalid HTML...
>>
>> We could easily fix this by getting rid of <tt> in the XML and 
>> replace
>> it with <kbd>. Given that <tt> isn't in the v2 grammar, this change
>> seems easy.
>
> Well, replacing it with <kbd> wouldn't be sufficient, because not all 
> cases of <tt> would be valid uses of <kbd>.

What do you mean by "all cases of <tt>"? It is currently defined as:
         Causes the text to be displayed in a constant-width font.
         This element can be combined with other character formatting 
elements, and the
         formatting will be additive.

--Paul Hoffman


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