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Re: [XHTML 2.0] emphesis

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 10:13:14 +0300 (EEST)
To: www-html@w3.org
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On Sun, 9 Jul 2006, Ognyan Kulev wrote:

> For those interested, Wikipedia article
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emphasis_%28typography%29 is sufficiently
> good for explaining what is emphasis and how it's achieved.

Wikipedia is useless as a reference in any constructive discussion, except 
perhaps as a reference to a text sample (much like we might refer to 
inscriptions on a toilet wall). Besides, even the URL suggests that the 
page is about _expressing_ emphasis in typography rather than explaining 
what emphasis _is_ (as a device- and representation-independent concept).

> <em> and <strong> are inline tags (in the inner of paragraph or
> sentence) so when entire paragraph is involved, it's really about class
> or role.

That doesn't answer my question about emphasizing paragraphs. Calling 
emphasis "class" or "role" just avoids the question.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Sunday, 9 July 2006 07:13:22 UTC

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