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Re: My comments on the XHTML 2 draft.

From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: 06 Sep 2002 08:31:57 -0400
To: Lachlan Cannon <luminosity@members.evolt.org>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <i7y9afwb7m.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

Lachlan Cannon <luminosity@members.evolt.org> writes:

> Say it out loud. You don't (or I don't anyway) start saying a sentence
> with emphasis, and then emphasise something inside that emphasis. An
> emphasis should be a small point, not an entire sentence.

In certain typesetting situations one uses italic fonts for quoting a
sentence or two.  Emphasized text within the quoted text needs to be
so represented, and this is commonly done by using roman text within
the italic text.  In a content markup this would be correctly modeled
by <emph> within <emph>; all processors should understand it to have
order 2 effect, i.e., <emph> within <emph> within <emph> is the same
as simple <emph>.

                                    -- Bill
Received on Friday, 6 September 2002 08:32:04 UTC

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