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New article: Using b and i elements

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:46:49 +0100
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Answers the question: Should I use b and i elements?
http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-b-and-i-tags

The HTML5 specification redefines b and i elements to have some semantic function, rather than purely presentational. However, the simple fact that the tag names are 'b' for bold and 'i' for italic means that people are likely to continue using them as a quick presentational fix.

This article explains why that can be problematic for localization (and indeed for restyling of pages in a single language), and echoes the advice in the specification intended to address those issues.

By Richard Ishida, W3C.



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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/
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