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Re: opposite of em

From: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 22:37:32 +0100
To: Tonico Strasser <contact_tonico@yahoo.de>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1081287452.23290.12.camel@ophelia.g5n.co.uk>
On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 17:03, Tonico Strasser wrote:
> Has anybody considered a new element that is simply the opposite of the 
> em (emphasis) element? 

I tend to use <small> for such purposes, and sometimes use CSS to change
the rendering so that the text is regular-sized but de-emphasised in
some other way (for example, is pale).

I think it would be nice if <small> were left in XHTML 2 for this
purpose, and that the spec specifically said that the default rendering
for the element needn't be a reduced font size. (In many media -- tty or
aural, for instance -- font size simply doesn't make sense anyway!)

Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
Contact Me - http://www.goddamn.co.uk/tobyink/?page=132

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