Aw: Re: HTML entities

Martin J. Dürst duerst at
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 [1],
>> "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."
>> [1]
> 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 
a specification.

Regards,   Martin.

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