W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-html@w3.org > January 2000

Re: Physical markup concept snag

From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 17:34:18 -0500 (EST)
To: W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.1000120172700.18655A-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, Jan Roland Eriksson wrote:

> Well tradition has it that as a visual experience one wants to make
> something 'italic' stand out from inside 'italic' right?

See here is where I disagree.  From my understanding of italics (and by
looking in the OED) the word refers to the style of font of using slanted
glyphs.  There is no mention of the word italics meaning a process to make
text stand out.

Agains I'd say that as a visual (or more general) experince one want to
make something 'emphasised' stand out from somthing inside 'emphasis'.
 
> The Norwegian typographical NG had a few long threads on it about a year
> back, but as I recall they did not come to a consensus on it either.
> 
> The topic has been up for discussion in CSS related NG's too, same
> result as I recall :)

I see.  Well, it's not going to get resolved here either I suppose. :-)
I'm going to stick with my interpretation unless someone from the W3C says
that I'm wrong.

-- 
Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
       <http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/~roconnor/>
``Paradoxically, a refusal to `put a monetary value on life' means that
life is often undervalued.'' -- Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
Received on Thursday, 20 January 2000 17:34:20 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:15:41 GMT