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[xhtml 2] Strong Tag

From: Jonathan Worent <jworent@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 21:48:30 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20060708044830.39378.qmail@web32203.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>

Given that the semantic meaning of strong has changed
from that of the HTML 4.01 spec, I would like to
suggest the <strong> element be changed to <important>
(or something along those lines). According to HTML
"Strong: Indicates stronger emphesis." Given that
defination, "strong" semanticly described the elements
functionality quite clearly. 

However, XHTML 2.0 says, "The strong element indicates
higher importance for its contents than that of the
surrounding content." "Strong" no longer means
stronger emphesis, it means greater importance. The
word "strong" no longer describes what the element
does. Changing this to "important" realigns the
element with what is does. 

    Jonathan Worent 

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