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Re: [XHTML 2.0] emphesis

From: Ognyan Kulev <ogi@fmi.uni-sofia.bg>
Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2006 21:53:49 +0300
Message-ID: <44AFFF3D.50308@fmi.uni-sofia.bg>
To: www-html@w3.org

Jonathan Worent wrote:
> I would like to suggest a change to the way empehsis is coded. Instead
> of either &lt;strong&gt; and &lt;em&gt; I suggest $lt;em level="#"&gt;.
> "#" Represents the level of emphesis either positivly or negatively. It
> would need to be agreed upon a limit to the levels for obvious reasons.
> I suggest 5.

This sounds like redundant generalization. In my view, <em> is emphasis
<em>in flow of text</em> and in typography this is usually achieved by
italics, and nested emphasis usually alternate roman and italic. Again
in my view, <strong>&lt;strong&gt;</strong> is used when page is seen
quickly and you need to find "points of interest", usually achieved by
bold, but it may be underline for example. I really don't see how these
levels are something more than classes and roles.

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