W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > May 2007

Re: Cleaning House

From: Bruce Lawson <bruce.c.lawson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 12:50:07 +0100
Message-ID: <197f58d30705040450kcb24234ud2ea4cb03ac35eb4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html@w3.org, www-html@w3.org, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
I'm confused.

"The relative level of importance of a piece of content is given by its
number of ancestor
strong<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#strong>elements;
each
strong <http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#strong> element
increases the importance of its contents.

Changing the importance of a piece of text with the
strong<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#strong>element
does not change the meaning of the sentence."

How can changing the importance not change the meaning?
Or is there a difference between "piece of content" and "piece of text", so
the spec here refers to the differing behviour of marking two different
types of content with same element?

bruce



On 5/4/07, Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
> Quoting Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>:
>
> > Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> >> Quoting Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>:
> >>> Note that the current WHATWG HTML5 proposal defines <strong> as
> >>> denoting importance and <em> as denoting emphasis. For "strong
> >>> emphasis" you would use nested <em> elements.
> >>
> >> The difference being...what exactly?
> >
> > Read the spec.
> >
> > http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-strong
> > http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-em
>
> I assume you refer to
>
> "Changing the importance of a piece of text with the strong element
> does not change the meaning of the sentence."
>
> and
>
> "The placement of emphasis changes the meaning of the sentence."
>
> Which is a distinction that, despite the copious examples for <em>,
> feels artificial...
>
> Ho hum,
>
> P
> --
> Patrick H. Lauke
> ______________________________________________________________
> re·dux (adj.): brought back; returned. used postpositively
> [latin : re-, re- + dux, leader; see duke.]
> www.splintered.co.uk | www.photographia.co.uk
> http://redux.deviantart.com
> ______________________________________________________________
> Co-lead, Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force
> http://webstandards.org/
> ______________________________________________________________
> Take it to the streets ... join the WaSP Street Team
> http://streetteam.webstandards.org/
> ______________________________________________________________
>
>
Received on Friday, 4 May 2007 11:50:17 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:15:58 GMT