In the future (e.g. next year) would the people behind the law branch of Stack Exchange be willing to support HTML tags <u>...</u> for underlining?

An example is shown below:

<u>Underline Me</u>  

A screen capture of underlined text

Please note, that Stack Exchange Law already supports more than a half of a dozen HTML tags; it is not entirely a new idea

There is a precedent

The work required for adding <u>...</u> for underlining could re-use a lot of existing code for the pre-existing HTML tags, rather than requiring new never before seen things

There is already code in place for for formatting stricken text, emboldened text, and italicized text with HTML tags.

Tag Full
Description Preview Example of Source Code
<a> Anchor Used to create hyperlinks to other webpages. Stack Exchange <a href="https://meta.stackexchange.com">Stack Exchange</a>
<b> Bold Renders your writing in large bold letters.
Renders the same as <strong>.
The Law <b>The Law</b>
<strong> strong Indicates that the contents have strong importance, seriousness, or urgency. Renders in bold type.
Renders the same as <b>.
Stack Exchange <strong>Stack Exchange</strong>

1 Answer 1


Sorry, no

This is a network wide thing and not something we can help with. See Why can we format text with bold and italic but not underline?

  • Not something I'd particularly want to help with, either. Who is still underlining things?
    – bdb484
    May 6 at 18:15

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