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Re: Re: [XHTML 2.0] emphesis

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 16:24:17 +0100
To: HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>
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On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 08:16:17AM -0700, Jonathan Worent wrote:

> Currently CSS is the only way to achieve more than two
> levels of emphasis.

No, it is the only way to do so in current browsers without user
modifications.

> I don't know of any browsers (assistive technologies included) that
> interpret <em><em>Reilly emphasized</em></em> as more than
> <em>really emphasized</em>.

I don't know any that interpret <em level="2"> as such either.

> Also, as this start to get more and more emphasized (ex: indicating
> an escalating argument) having <em><em><em><em>I'm
> angry</em></em></em></em> gets really redundant IMO.

Perhaps that's a good thing. It avoids people just using level 1 and
level 5 and ignoring all the ones in between.

> This also does not provide a way to indicate
> de-emphasis.

So perhaps it would be worth adding an <unimportant> element or
similar.

> However, since this is a new spec, and it has been
> stated that it is not intended to be backwards
> compatible, I believe this is a golden opportunity for
> real improvement. 

Yes, but I think explicitly mentioning nested ems would be a better
improvement then some set number of levels.

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David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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