Re: Render EM as underline [was: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar] (fwd)

MegaZone (
Fri, 2 Aug 1996 15:51:40 -0700 (PDT)

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Subject: Re: Render EM as underline [was: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar] (fwd)
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996 15:51:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <>

Once upon a time James Aylett shaped the electrons to say...
>But why? If italics is what they desire then they should be using <I>. If
>they instead want a platform-independent emphasis they should be using
><EM>. Merely because most visual browsers display them as the same doesn't
>mean they are the same by a long way.

I know that - but you can still make a reasonable assumption that if a
browser *can* do italics, that is how EM looks.  And on those that can't 
some alternative method will be used.  That is why I use EM and not I, I
can accept that.

One of the major complaints (really, the only one) about U is that links
are underlined in some browsers.  And someone suggests changing EM to 
render as underlined?  If people think having U be underlined is bad, 
what of the thousands of pages out there today that would start having
underlining all over.

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