Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 17:41:53 +0200 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Maurizio Codogno) Message-Id: <9507171541.AA02207@beatles.cselt.stet.it> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Psychology and usefulness Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org % I don't know if SGML supports the concept, but couldn't certain throwback % tags like <i> and <b> be interpreted in the new standard as aliases for % <em> and <strong>, with the goal of deprecating them in a future standard? But people sometimes just need to specify that they want <i>, disregarding what the browser believes is better. If it were for me, I'd just add a one- or two-letter synonym for <STRONG>, like <S> or <ST> . I notice I have no problem in writing <EM>, after all it is just one character more than <I>! .mau.