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RE: Will spacing issue after italics EVER be addressed?

From: Bonnie Granat <bgranat@granatedit.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 11:49:30 -0500
To: <www-html@w3.org>
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Mikko wrote:

To sum all of this: it's up to the text rendering subsystem to 
correctly render the requested text. If it isn't up to the task, 
there's nothing the content author can do to fix the problem. This 
isn't something that is broken because of HTML or CSS spec.

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OK. If nobody's going to do anything about this problem, then perhaps all of
the elementary tutorials in HTML ought to mention it when the <em> or <i>
tags are first introduced.

I'm an end user of HTML. I cannot understand all the comments that have been
made about where responsibility for this actually lies. 

Can someone here pass along the problem statement to the appropriate party?

My question is why this issue is viewed as so unimportant as to have not
been addressed thus far by the appropriate parties.

There are vast amounts of scientific, medical, and scholarly text on the Web
in websites, journal articles, and so forth that make extensive use of
italicized words and phrases. 

It just seems like so basic an issue to me.

Thanks.


Bonnie Granat
http://www.GranatEdit.com


Mikko wrote:

To sum all of this: it's up to the text rendering subsystem to 
correctly render the requested text. If it isn't up to the task, 
there's nothing the content author can do to fix the problem. This 
isn't something that is broken because of HTML or CSS spec.

-------------

OK. If nobody's going to do anything about this problem, then perhaps all of
the elementary tutorials in HTML ought to mention it when the <em> or <i>
tags are first introduced.

I'm an end user of HTML. I cannot understand all the comments that have been
made about where responsibility for this actually lies. 

Can someone here pass along the problem statement to the appropriate party?

My question is why this issue is viewed as so unimportant as to have not
been addressed thus far by the appropriate parties.

There are vast amounts of scientific, medical, and scholarly text on the Web
in websites, journal articles, and so forth that make extensive use of
italicized words and phrases. 

It just seems like so basic an issue to me.

Thanks.


Bonnie Granat
http://www.GranatEdit.com
Received on Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:49:37 GMT

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