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EM is not synonomous with I, nor STRONG with B

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 14:55:26 -0400
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <20070503185139.M36130@hicom.net>

as quote one of the few people in this group who uses an aural
presentation full-time unquote, i must ask:

who said that EM is equivalent to I?  i use EM to demarcate faux
quotes, air-quotes, or emphatic quotes, using the :before and 
:after pseudo-elements:

/* begin example */
@media screen {
em.air-quote { font-style: normal; }
em.air-quote:before { content: open-quote; }
em.air-quote:after { content: close-quote; }
@media aural {
em { richness: 75; stress: 70; pitch-range: 70; }
em.air-quote { richness: 100; pitch-range: 80; stress: 80; }
/* end example */

EMPHASIS is not synonomous with italics -- italics are merely 
one means of visually rendering an emphasized word;  likewise, 
STRONG does not necessarily equal bolded text: the styling is 
bounded only by the author's imagination, and the user's 
ability to use a client side stylesheet.

SELF-EVIDENT, adj.  Evident to one's self and to nobody else.
                     Ambrose Beirce, _The Devil's Dictionary_
Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
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