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From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 09:17:12 -0700
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At 12:43p -0700 07/19/99, Peter Fleck wrote:
>[Bad subject on the last post of this message. My apologies.]
>What structural or logical meaning can be assigned to  <BIG> and
><SMALL>?  My guess is emphasis but why wouldn't I use  <STRONG> or  <EM>?

I think the last two posters didn't understand your real question. ;)

I can't come up with a use for <BIG>, but can think of things for <SMALL>
(maybe <BIG> was just to be symmetric with <SMALL>?).
Things like.... "incidental"... "tangential"..."meta"... that sort of
logical meaning is how I think of <SMALL>. Info that's not absolutely
vital, but that some people might be interested in. For example, file
sizes, date last modified, trademark info, etc. Like how in the early
days of the web people used <H6> (oh, the humanity!).

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