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Re: sub/sup (was Re: samp, kbd, var)

From: magick <jasper.magick@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 17:45:14 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <44EB7AEA.4020106@gmail.com>

>
> magick wrote:
>
> >> Along the same lines, what about sub and sup? To me, they seem 
> >> dangerously close to presentational markup, unless someone can 
> >> enlighten me as to what the semantic meaning of these two elements is...
> > 
> > Why stop there, why not add these:
> > 
> > <strong> = Makes things bold
> > <em> = Makes things italic
> > <ins> = Underlines stuff
> > <del> = Adds strikethrough
>
> Because they are not presentational, as they denote meaning. Even if 
> something isn't visually rendered as bold, the meaning of strong is 
> still unambiguous and relates solely to the meaning...which would be 
> rather obvious if you understood the difference between presentational 
> and semantic, which you've just demonstrated you don't, I'm afraid.
>
> P
> -- 
> Patrick H. Lauke

You don't pick up on _scarcasm_ too well do you?

I was being SARCASTIC, meaning "sup and sub are NOT presentational"

Any adult with some knowledge of English and the way English is written 
could tell I was being sarcastic.
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