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[XHTML 2.0] emphesis

From: Jonathan Worent <jworent@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 11:42:53 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20060620184253.1793.qmail@web32204.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
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.

Currently there are only two levels of emphesis. If you want to give something more or less emphesis you have to use css. To get the proper effect you must account for that both visually and auraly. But what happens if the css is ignored? You're back to two levels of emphesis and you lose the desired effect. 

I suggest negitive levels to allow de-emphesis. Something that is currently lacking.

As an example lest say you are writing out a transcript of a podcast (as per the WCAG) There is no way to mark-up if something is whispered, empesized, or yelled.

Also, strong is just a stronger emphesis. Its redundant to have multiple tags.

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Received on Tuesday, 20 June 2006 18:43:00 UTC

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