[B] and [I] buttons shouold insert bold and italic tags
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Those new funky button things on the top of the Write Post input box don't insert the right HTML tags.
There has been a lot of discussion about the benefits/failures of semantic <strong> and <em> and their visual counterparts, <b> and <i>. The general concensus was that for WYSIWYG editors to be inserting <strong> and <em> is wrong, because users have already done the conversion from semantic meaning to visual representation in their heads, and clicked the Bold or Italic button as appropriate. By outputting <em> when a user wants to, for example, give a book title is wrong, but users will still click the [I] button for italic styling, even if the book title now has <em> instead if another tag (such as <cite>) surrounding it.
Basically by outputting <em> without knowing *why* the user wants italic text, you are breaking the semantics of the element, and just turning into a synonym for <i>.
Change History (7)
in reply to:
10 years ago
- Resolution set to wontfix
- Status changed from new to closed