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Re: <strong>/<em> instead of <b>/<i>

From: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 18:36:22 -0800
Message-ID: <002901c1a612$4659d8c0$89ab6dc2@xs4all.nl>
To: <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>, <jon@spinsol.com>, "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hello Kynn, Jon, Chas and other people on this list,


I read this

http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-xhtml1-20000126/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd

<!ENTITY % fontstyle "tt | i | b | big | small">

<!ENTITY % phrase "em | strong | dfn | code | q | sub | sup |
                   samp | kbd | var | cite | abbr | acronym">

I think that the fontstyle-tags have to do with presentation.  But as I try to seperate presentation from structure, I always use
CSS to attain these effects..

Cheers
Ineke van der Maat


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----- Original Message -----
From: kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spinsol.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: <strong>/<em> instead of <b>/<i>


> > > Sorry to bother with an HTML question, but where is <i> indicated
> > > as deprecated?
> > My bad, <i> being meaningless lead me to think of it as deprecated.
>
> It's an important distinction between the two.  Deprecated means one
> thing, and "meaningless" (by which I suspect you mean "doesn't convey
> any semantic meaning") is another.
>

>
> Both don't convey any meaning beyond simply the presentation effect,
> and they don't need to either.  (Don't be fooled by thinking that the
> in this case, the CSS is inherently better or more accessible!  The
> use of CSS, while I encourage it -- buy my book! -- doesn't actually
> make things better or worse in this situation, although in some
> cases it might.)
>
> Now, <i> is presentational markup, but presentational markup is not
> deprecated in any uniform way in HTML or XHTML.
>
> --Kynn
>
>
Received on Friday, 25 January 2002 12:26:05 GMT

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