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Re: Structure vs Semantics

From: <olafBuddenhagen@web.de>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 17:38:55 +0100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20031214163855.GA482@sky.local>

Hi,

On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 05:55:48PM +0200, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> > A typical contract (including many software licenses) will contain
> > several paragraphs of upper-case, because the law says that
> > something needs to be emphasized.
> 
> I don't think it's the law but lawyers that say it needs to be
> "emphasized".

That's irrelevant. The point is that the paragraph is to be emphasized,
*semantically*.

> > Emphasizing with an <em> is better than just upper-casing, for the
> > same reasons that <strong> is better than <b>.
> 
> I think this is an _opposite_ example. Using just CSS to create
> uppercasing is better, since the real intent is not emphasis but
> filling some (imaginary) formal requirement. Everyone knows such text
> don't get emphasis and aren't normally read at all.

That's your personal feeling about this, but not a fact.

Anyways, there is no doubt that whole paragraphs sometimes are to be
emphasized; if you do not like this example, find another one.

-Olaf-
Received on Monday, 15 December 2003 01:39:40 GMT

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