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Re: Markup for emphasis and de-emphasis

From: Tonico Strasser <contact_tonico@yahoo.de>
Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 13:43:31 +0200
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <40963063.3060002@yahoo.de>

Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/html/em.html

[...]

> How much has <strong> been used, anyway? It's almost exclusively used by
> structuralists, who may have each their own ideas of the semantics. What I
> wrote is my understanding of the common position among the relatively few
> people who have used <strong>.

The whole new style Web design community (lots of people) is using <em> 
for italic and <strong> for bold because <b> and <i> are presentational. 
I was told that presentational markup is a bad thing ;-)

For me, the semantic meaning of <em> an <strong> is not clear -- I would 
expect something like <dem> as well.

> Basically, <em> and <strong> are _different in essence_, not just
> different levels of emphasis.

<strong> I agree. </strong>

I welcome this proposal.

Tonico
Received on Monday, 3 May 2004 07:27:45 GMT

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