ISSUE-26: Please add support for rb

Please add support for rb

Raised by:
Richard Ishida
Opened on:
4.6.18 The ruby element

WG approved: Yes

In all the web sites that we looked at that currently use ruby markup in the wild, over 90% of code uses the rb tag. The current HTML5 model for ruby simplifies the code generally, but making the rb element obsolete will make most existing ruby code non-conformant and make it more difficult to copy code that follows the Ruby Annotation model, from XML or other formats, into HTML5.

Please allow optional use of the rb element as part of the HTML5 model.

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IMPORTANT: This issue was moved from our old review tracking system to the new tracker system. For previous mail relating to this issue, see:
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  1. RE: [I18N-ACTION-150] Review of HTML open issues (from on 2014-02-22)
  2. Re: [I18N-ACTION-150] Review of HTML open issues (from on 2014-02-21)
  3. [I18N-ACTION-150] Review of HTML open issues (from on 2014-02-18)
  4. [minutes] i18n teleconference 2011-08-10 (from on 2011-08-10)
  5. [minutes] Internationalization WG telecon 2011-07-27 (from on 2011-07-27)

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The WG voted to close all issues related to ruby in the 2014-02-27 teleconference, since the ruby annotation changes were incorporated to our satisfaction.

Addison Phillips, 27 Feb 2014, 21:22:08

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