Aw: Re: HTML entities
Martin J. Dürst
duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Mon Mar 22 18:23:29 CDT 2021
Hello Asmus, others,
On 2021/03/23 04:24, Asmus Freytag via Unicode wrote:
> On 3/22/2021 10:37 AM, Marius Spix via Unicode wrote:
>> Dear Christoph,
>> according to Mozilla ,
>> "The <sup> element should only be used for typographical reasons—that is, to
>> change the position of the text to complywith typographical conventions or
>> standards, rather than solely for presentation or appearance purposes."
>>  https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/sup
> Now, I have a hard time coming up with examples of "presentation or appearance"
> purposes that require small, raised letters or digits and are *not* related to
> some "typographical convention".
> The problem with <sup> seems to be more in the fact that there's more than one
> convention that might apply.
I agree that this text from MDN is not very good. I think that what it
meant is something like "don't use <sup> if you want smaller, raised
letters just for a change or just for fun". Also, of course, MDN is not
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