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RE: Physical markup concept snag

From: <JOrendorff@ixl.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 12:40:55 -0500
Message-ID: <CD8E2CDBC6D0D111ACB900805FBBD97E02630131@mem-131.ixl.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
It has been said that <b> should be used instead of <span class="...">
where the convention to use boldface is strong and derives from print
or other media.

I disagree.  CSS rules indicate those conventions, whether they are
old, broad, and established ...or new, specific, and arbitrary.

A comment and some use of !important can make the distinction:

   SPAN.booktitle {
      /* In accordance with ancient practice, book titles
       * are always italicized.  No exceptions or refunds.
      font-style: italic !important;

   SPAN.booktitle {
      /* I like the titles to stand out a bit more. */
      color: #630;

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