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RE: JAWS doing em / strong Re: *Complex* Tables, Forms, Labeling, I'm still confused

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 17:20:13 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> Why is <strong> and <em> anything less than an indication of meaning
> in the content? Using <strong> when you mean <b> is like using <th>
> to center something in a cell. The strength of inflection of a given
> word may affect meaning and in so doing needs to be interpreted by
> any device that interprets written words.

Of course.
> I don't think it's insane at all; I'd commend the programmers at
> Freedom Scientific for their insight.

Huh? If you agree with me that it's bad to use <strong> when you mean <b>
why do you think it insightful to effectively use <b> when you mean
Received on Thursday, 14 November 2002 12:13:49 UTC

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