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Re: MostlySemanticMarkup

From: Alexander Graf <a.graf@aetherworld.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 14:37:39 +0200
Message-Id: <5BE0A629-FA83-43E6-9707-0F3E092CBAD5@aetherworld.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>


On 29.03.2007, at 15:28, Murray Maloney wrote:

> At 01:41 PM 3/28/2007 -0700, T.V Raman wrote:
>
>> In markup languages like LaTeX the \em had a minor but key
>> difference with \it --
>> LaTeX was smart enough to render \em as something distinctive if
>> it was used within content that was already italicized ---
>> otherwise \em and \it were equivalent.
>>
>> I dont believe visual web browsers have made this distinction
>> anyway, in which case there is no real distinction.
>
> Thanks for mentioning that. I have always tried to write style  
> sheets to
> take nesting into account. so that italic inside of italic would be  
> normal
> and italic inside of bold would be bold-italic, etc. I haven't  
> figured out
> how to manage contexts like that with CSS. Maybe Hakon has some  
> advice.

well... unless I misunderstand you, italics inside of bold actually  
render
as bold italics. And nesting of italics can be achieved like this:

#element em {
	font-style: italic;
}

#element em em {
	font-style: normal;
}


Best,....
Received on Thursday, 29 March 2007 12:38:06 GMT

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