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RE: [XHTML 2.0] Only one emphasis tag

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:26:42 -0800
Message-ID: <49C257E2C13F584790B2E302E021B6F91247202E@winse-msg-01.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, <www-html@w3.org>

It would be great to see a use case that illustrates the need for this
type of behavior. Please provide a scenario.


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From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Patrick H. Lauke
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 8:21 AM
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: [XHTML 2.0] Only one emphasis tag

John M. Black wrote:
> In principle I
> might argue that the "strength" of a particular element is not
> something that should be defined in html attributes at all.

However, I'd argue that the "strength" in this case influences the 
meaning/content, hence should be part of the document's markup, and not 
rely on styling alone. It would also be a lot more elegant than 
requiring nesting to achieve positive increments, and gives an 
interesting way out for removing <small> (presentational) without the 
need to reinvent another element for this purpose.

Patrick H. Lauke
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