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Why don’t we add a `lovely` element to HTML?

, , , … It’s not hard to come up with a list of HTML elements that you think would be useful. So, why don’t we?

Bruce Lawson has a look. The conclusion is largely that we don’t really need to and perhaps shouldn’t.

By my count, we now have 124 HTML elements, many of which are unknown to many web authors, or regularly confused with each other—for example, the difference between

and

. This suggests to me that the cognitive load of learning all these different elements is getting too much.

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