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Re: opposite of em

From: Tonico Strasser <contact_tonico@yahoo.de>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 00:06:25 +0200
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <407329E1.9000101@yahoo.de>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

Toby A Inkster wrote:

> 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!)

'small' is presentational, thus it cannot be the opposite of 'em'.

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