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[whatwg] De-emphasis

From: David Latapie <david@empyree.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 02:24:31 +0100
Message-ID: <20070209022431976168.bfb2292a@empyree.org>
On Fri, 9 Feb 2007 01:18:51 +0000, Nicholas Shanks wrote:
> On 8 Feb 2007, at 22:31, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 
>> On Feb 8, 2007, at 21:09, Nicholas Shanks wrote:
>> 
>>> <de-em>, <de-emph>, <subdue> or other new element
>> 
>> What would the default visual presentation be?
> 
> One or more of:
> none (i.e. same as span: 'inherit everything')
> opacity: 0.8
> font-size: smaller
> parentheses ::before and ::after (in a text browser, say)

I'm appeased to see I'm not the only one who thought about generated 
parentheses (we might have a problem with text browser there -- not 
sure).

I would warn you against opacity. From my experience, it often *draws* 
attention isntead of the contrary.

> 
> - Nicholas.
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