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Re: 'role' should be property

From: Dmitry Turin <html60@narod.ru>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 21:35:07 +0400
Message-ID: <613131452.20070611213507@narod.ru>
To: public-html@w3.org

Good day, Thomas.
Excuse me for a long break.

TB>  Just like <i> and <b> don't necessarily mean <em> and <strong> respectively.

No.
(1) Appeal to theory.
Set (element of which is axis) is close, instead of open (as you imply un-consciously).
There are no only not counted, but even finite quantity of axis:
color, slope ('italic'), size, width ('font-weight'),
font (upper/lowercase is like variety of 'font-family'),
lining ('underlining/overlining/line-through'), background-color,
'letter-spacing' and 'word-spacing'.
Can you invent one more axis? No!?
How are we can mark EM and STRONG - let's think together.
Color, background-color and font should be rejected,
because are used by users arbitrarily.
Lining should be rejected, because already used for anchor and <del>,
and 'overlining' looks like 'underlining'.
'Letter-spacing' and 'word-spacing' are not well distinguishable.
Thus what we have - all other possibilities are already used:
slope for EM, size for H1-H6, width for STRONG.
And _never_ other axises will appear!!
Certainly I = EM and B = STRONG in __close set__,
all elements of witch are __withdrawn__.
(2) Appeal to practice
(practice is _result_ of close set, all elements of which are withdrew).
A UAs exists for man, and must reproduce logic of man, instead its own logic
(i dumn search robots, which distinguish STRONG and B).
Man can _not_ distinguish visually text, emphasized by tags B and STRONG, I and EM -
and therefore tags must mean the same for UAs too! I.e. B=STRONG, I=EM.

TB> if a web page uses <font size=7> to markup titles
TB> (instead of <h1>) then you cannot infer that it's a title.

You are wrong - read #1 of previous cue.
Big size (of font) and H1-H6 are the same,
also as slope is EM, and big width is STRONG.


Dmitry Turin
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