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RE: Physical markup concept snag

From: Nir Dagan <nir@nirdagan.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 14:38:31 -0500
Message-Id: <200001201936.OAA01591@vega.brown.edu>
To: Karlsson Kent - keka <keka@im.se>, W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>
You can toggle the styles using 

em {font-style: italic;}
em em {font-style: normal;}
em em em {font-style: italic;}
em em em em {font-style: normal;}

You can't define the toggling "to any level of nesting" but only
to a finite level in a given CSS style sheet.

At 08:10 PM 1/20/00 +0100, Karlsson Kent - keka wrote: 

>
> > I think the main differnce is illustrated as follow.  Here 
> > I'm comparing 
> > <i> elments to <em> elements. 
> > 
> > <i> this is <i>nested italics</i></i>. 
> > <em> this is <em>nested emphisis</em></em>. 
> > 
> > In the first case, clearly everything should be in italics. 
> > In the second case, using <em>, the nested <em> data should 
> > be rendered in 
> > some other way, commonly a monospaced different font. 
>
> TeX (for \em) toggles between italic and upright. 
> How does one write a CSS style to get such toggling 
> behaviour for <em>? 
>
>                 Kind regards 
>                 /kent k 



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