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Re: [XHTML 2.0] emphesis

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2006 13:14:50 +0200
Message-ID: <44B0E52A.3050001@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Jukka K. Korpela schreef:
>> 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).

Nonsense. That seems to be a popular preconception, makes one look more 
‘academic’ to dismiss Wikipedia immediately.

Let’s talk about the matters, and the actual content of that article, 
and not dismiss a valuable source of information on beforehand. And then 
if it is the case, you can always state that according to you the 
contents of that Wikipedia article is incorrect.


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