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yeah my best guess is that "i" for "icon", it's a good use, from the w3c "their use is discouraged in favor of style sheets." so I guess it doesn't really hurt no one, but the purists, or am I wrong?



`i` is for "italic", and that quote means that you should be using `font-style` instead of an HTML element to make your text italic.


Bootstrap is kind of aimed for HTML5, and "Font Style Elements" form HTML 4.01 got a new life in this spec (including previously deprecated S and U), with redefined semantics. Using I for icon is still wrong even by new definition.

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/...




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