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Re: Cleaning House

From: Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 11:32:51 +0100
Message-ID: <463DAED3.4070001@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org



Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

[...]

> For HTML, there is no significant distinction in attested use between 
> <em> and <i>. In practice they are used in the same kinds of contexts. 

There is no significant distinction in /uninformed/ attested use;
those who actually care about accessibility, on the other hand,
and who have bothered to read the guidelines, will use <em> where
emphasis is required, restricting their usage of <i> to purely
visual contexts where italicisation is required for presentational
reasons.

As a standards organisation, the W3C defines what /should/ be done,
rather than merely rubber-stamping what is an actually an artifact
of uninformed usage, poor tools, and a lack of concern for accessibility.

Philip Taylor
Received on Sunday, 6 May 2007 10:32:50 GMT

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