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Re: Nullifying insidious HTML 3.2 constructs

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 14:01:27 +0000
Message-ID: <4215F537.9020700@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
CC: www-style@w3.org



Anne van Kesteren wrote:
[snip]

 > Heh, they can be useful though:
 >  <http://mpt.net.nz/archive/2004/05/02/b-and-i>
 >
 > Not always, but sometimes.

Not sure I agree with the conclusions :

"So if you want to use bold or italics, and HTML
  doesn’t have a semantic element for what you mean,
  use b or i. If you’re not sure which semantic element
  to use, use b or i. [last sentence deliberately
  omitted, as I have a tiny bit of sympathy for it]"

I teach the use of <em class="..."> and (where appropriate)
<strong class="...">; examples of "..." that I frequently
adduce are :

	stress (the normal case)
	foreign-word
	latin-abbreviation
	book-title
	ship-name

Philip Taylor
	
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