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part of my review of 3.12 Phrase elements (importance <strong> element)

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 08:53:12 -0500
Message-Id: <90685842-19B2-4B58-91F4-1EED585CED0D@robburns.com>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Consider deprecating <strong>.
With nested<em>, and CSS (including media rules) <strong> is no  
longer a very useful element. Changing its meaning (or adding a new  
<strong> element with a different meaning), as currently proposed by  
the draft causes a namespace collision. Particularly without  
versioning, it would be impossible to tell whether a document meant  
<strrong> as in strong emphasis or <strong> as in important. With the  
use of a HTML5 supplemental CSS stylesheete the introduction of  
<important> would be just as compatible and degrade gracefully.  
Authors particularly concerned about losing styling of <important>  
could use an embedded stylesheet.
Received on Thursday, 19 July 2007 13:53:38 UTC

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