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Re: Cleaning House

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 11:23:22 +0100
Message-ID: <20070504112322.7vgylc7qlts00wss@www.splintered.co.uk>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-html@w3.org

Quoting Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>:

> On Fri, 04 May 2007 11:00:22 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:
>>> I dislike the practically non-existent distinction between <em>   
>>> and <strong>
>> Yup.
> Note that the current WHATWG HTML5 proposal defines <strong> as
> denoting importance and <em> as denoting emphasis. For "strong
> emphasis" you would use nested <em> elements.

The difference being...what exactly? In other words: when do you want  
to emphasise something that is not important, or conversely if  
something is important, wouldn't it also be emphasised? Or is this to  
allow for marking something up as important, but without any  
distinction in how it's presented?

Patrick H. Lauke
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