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Re: Nullifying insidious HTML 3.2 constructs

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:26:23 +0100
Message-ID: <4215FB0F.5040903@annevankesteren.nl>
To: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> I agree with your last sentence,  but not (necessarily) with the
> preceding; if HTML lacks a <FOO> element, then which is better :
> 
>     <em class="foo"> or <span class="foo">
> 
> when the /normal/ typographic representation of a foo leads to
> visual emphasis ?

<i> obviously. (Perhaps with a CLASS attribute, if needed. However, such 
an attribute is generally not added by content authors because they 
simply do not care.)

Using EM would be tag abuse.


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  Anne van Kesteren
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