Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#4486 closed New Feature (wontfix)

Please Change Bold and Italic to STRONG and EM

Reported by: AR Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: General Version:
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First, thank you for a good product. I submit this feature request on behalf of the faculty at our school.

We are piloting Sakai as a possible alternative learning management system. Sakai uses the FCKeditor. We have received a number of inquiries wondering why the tool is using outdated/deprecated HTML tags for bold and italic formatting. The current editor is using B and I tags rather than STRONG and EM tags. We would really appreciate it if you would consider changing the HTML code for formatting like bold and italic, to adopt more current HTML standards.

Here is a sample request from one of our faculty: "I would like to request/recommend that the WYSIWYG editor use 'strong' and 'em' tags for bold and italics rather than 'b' and 'i'. This is actually a rather important principle of HTML coding these days. The 'b' and 'i' tags focus on specific appearance rather than function; the preference these days is for more semantically meaningful tags. Also, assistive browsing devices, e.g., for sight-impaired folk, tend to prefer 'strong' and 'em.' Dreamweaver and other such editors default to 'strong' and 'em' these days."

Again, we thank you for a great product, and hope you will consider this feature request. We appreciate your time and thank you in advance for your time and help.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

You can change the output using the configuration.

Take a look at and the configuration docs:

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