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Re: [XHTML 2.0] emphesis

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 13:34:52 +0200
Message-ID: <44ABA3DC.3000907@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Jonathan Worent <jworent@yahoo.com>, www-html-editor@w3.org
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Ok, to put it simply, XHTML 2.0 says this:

> The strong 
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-text.html#edef_text_strong> element 
> indicates higher importance for its contents than that of the 
> surrounding content.

This implies that you can nest <strong> elements.

For the <em> element it says:

> The em <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-text.html#edef_text_em> 
> element indicates emphasis for its contents.

I suggest to the HTML WG to rephrase this accordingly to <strong>’s 
definition, in order to make it more clear that <em> elements can also 
be nested to indicate higher emphasis, similar to <strong>. More 
specifically, I suggest the following phrasing:

“The em <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-text.html#edef_text_em> element 
indicates higher emphasis for its contents than that of the surrounding 

But better alternatives are imaginable.


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san nan da!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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