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[Bug 12154] b and strong are font-weight: bolder in implementations, not font-weight: bold

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--- Comment #26 from Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com> 2012-02-02 15:04:58 UTC ---
They would still render the same in the most common case (no nesting in normal
weight content). As soon as these elements are nested there never was an
interoperable rendering due to Windows GDI so one could argue things were
already confusing; as it's just not clear to me how often authors deliberately
nested these elements when it had no effect for most users, the risk of
resolving the issue in an interoperable manner that also aligns with the spec
does not seem so bad (modulo generated code). Though John Dagget's point about
ensuring bolding for both whenever possible e.g. whether in a
font-weight:normal <p>, an <h4>, a <span> with font-weight:bold etc. is imo a
sound rationale for preserving font-weight:bolder for both.

font-weight:bold for both seems the least desirable option, at least.

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