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Re: [HDP] Other comments from RI

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:45:54 +0100
Message-ID: <46E558A2.5040509@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org



Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> 
> On 10 Sep 2007, at 14:53, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:
> 
>>>> Certainly we should continue to support <b> and <i> tags, but we 
>>>> should encourage people to use <em> and <strong> instead.
>>> Merely renaming things and continuing to use them as before does not 
>>> really solve anything technical.
>>
>> Henri, you completely miss the point : RI is proposing that users
>> create <em> and <strong> elements for /emphasised/ and for
>> /strongly emphasised/ stretches of text respectively.
> 
> Where does he even state that? 

Here

>> All this could be avoided if semantic markup was encouraged, allowing the localizer into English to easily change the CSS and achieve whatever effect they wanted.

and here

>> Allowing authors to use <b> and <i> tags is also problematic in that it blurs the idea of semantic markup in their mind with what really are presentational devices associated with Western scripts.

for starters.  However, it's clearly better to allow RI to
clarify his own intentions once he is back online than
for you, Henri, I, and one-man-and-his-dog to attempt
to clarify them on his behalf.

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Monday, 10 September 2007 14:46:23 GMT

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