Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Jim Wise (jimw@numenor.turner.com)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 02:37:10 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 02:37:10 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available
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To: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
From: Jim Wise <jimw@numenor.turner.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

At 9:29a -0400 07/09/97, Steven Champeon wrote:
>
> Why would anyone in their right mind *want* to type <STRONG> when
> they can type <B>? I'm restricting my question to the obvious fact
> of one being shorter than the other.

Because <STRONG> and <EM> carry more information than <B> and <I>, as do
<ADDRESS>, <CITE> and other elements whose rendering may appear the same
as one of these on your browser.  This information becomes important in
other media -- how do you pronounce italics?

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				Jim Wise
				jim.wise@turner.com