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Re: Five new proposals about CSS

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 15:55:56 +0100
Message-ID: <435269FC.5050008@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:
>>     em and strong when it comes to semantics (an important text)
>>     font-style:italic font-weight:bolder when it comes to  
>>presentation (a different way to show it)
> As noted, this is off topic, but is often discussed.  The reasons they still
> exist is that there are occasions when being italic is of the essence of the
> construct.

How can a presentational value be "of the essence"? Typographical 
tradition or custom, maybe, but "essence"? If it's so intrinsically 
linked, how can it be conveyed in other forms of communication, like 
speech, then?

Patrick H. Lauke
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