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Re: I and B vs EM and STRONG

From: Nir Dagan <nir@nirdagan.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 20:45:07
Message-Id: <3.0.6.16.19981117204507.339f4dbc@nirdagan.com>
To: John Whelan <whelan@itp.unibe.ch>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
...
> In the short term, I think there's
>nothing wrong with using I in those cases, for instance <I
>LANG="fr">je ne sais quoi</I>.  You could of course use a SPAN, and
>stylesheets, but the intended impact will be more widely received if
>you also mark the phrase up as
>italics-for-a-logical-reason-not-covered-by-anything-else.
>
>					John T. Whelan
>					whelan@iname.com
>					http://www.slack.net/~whelan/

I agree. 

<I> has more meaning than SPAN. Span has no meaning,
<I> conveys typographical information. There is reason to exclude
typographical information. It shouldn't come instead of structure/meaning
but can come in addition. For example:
<H1><FONT face="arial">My main heading</FONT></H1>
is fine (although I wouldn't bother...). 
<FONT face="Arial" size=6>My main heading</FONT> is bad markup.

Regards,
Nir Dagan
http://www.nirdagan.com
Received on Tuesday, 17 November 1998 14:44:02 GMT

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