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Re: less than normal importance/emphasis

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 22:34:17 +0000
Message-ID: <49497E69.6060701@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: W3C HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:

> 
> I disagree. People already use <small>, <b>, and <i> in media-independent 
> ways, so it makes sense to "pave the cowpath" and spec it.
> 

These are culture specific, at least for smaller text, and probably for 
italics.  Simplified Chinese books use smaller print to indicate 
positive emphasis of material that the author wants to be read, even if 
in Western usage it means text that the author would rather not have 
included but the lawyers say must be sufficiently present that they can 
pretend that the reader will always read it.

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