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Re: [XHTML 2.0] emphesis

From: Jonathan Worent <jworent@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 00:57:25 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20060709075725.23601.qmail@web32211.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>



--- Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl> wrote:

> 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:
> 
> €œThe 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 
> content.€
Ok I'm beginning to come around about this. Nesting
the elements is a sufficient way to represent
increasing levels of emphasis. However, and this is
still a major point in my mind, there is still no way
to indicate de-emphasis. First of all its just makes
sense that if you can increase emphasis above normal,
there should be a way to decrease emphasis below
normal, It's kind of a what goes up must come down
kinda thing :) 

I agree with your (re)phrasing of em. If it is decided
that nesting is the best approach to indicate
different levels of emphasis (as I said previously,
this does not allow for de-emphasis), I would suggest
that it be explicitly expressed that nesting elements
increases the emphasis (or importance for strong).


> 
> But better alternatives are imaginable.
> 
> 
> ~Grauw
> 
> -- 
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