Do you use the <small> tag in your designs? Or the <b> or <i> tags instead of <strong> or <em> anymore? I posted on my blog about this topic and I was curious to see what the rest of you thought about it.
Why didn’t you mention <tt> in your blog post? Although it’s big-brother <code> rules town, the <tt>-tag is still in XHTML DTDs 8-)
There’s definitely a whole slew of tags to get into more debate over… It’s pretty frustrating not knowing whether to use <tt>, <code>, or <pre> when showing code in a post… everyone seems to have their favorite.
Its good to be aware of the semantic value of tags and make some pains to make your markup meaningful. For me if I’m writing some code, I’ll use the <code> tag. Similarly, I won’t use ‘big’ or ‘small’ as they have a visual implication and not a meaningful one – instead I use ‘strong’ and ‘em’, then style them with an external stylesheet. Again, ‘tt’ has no meaning as such, so I would probably use a ‘span’ and style it with a mono-spaced font.