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Re: Five new proposals about CSS

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 11:05:51 -0500
Message-ID: <43527A5F.7020507@mit.edu>
To: David Latapie <david@empyree.org>
CC: www-style@w3.org

David Latapie wrote:
>> Consider for example giving a lecture on a poem in which the author 
>> italicised certain words and talking about the impact of that decision 
>> on the way the reader perceives the poem visually.  In your lecture, 
>> the italics is not tradition or custom, but of the essence -- it's 
>> being discussed.  So you mention it explicitly when quoting the poem.
> In that case, he wanted to emphasize it. if you want to be sure the 
> italics will remain, <em style="font-style italic !important">
> Something wrong in my assertions?

Yes.  He wanted to present the text in particular visual way, was my point.  It 
may not have been for emphasis at all (say every other stanza is italicised). 
That is, in this case removing the italics actually changes the meaning, and 
there is no emphasis involved.

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