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Re: MostlySemanticMarkup

From: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 08:28:54 -0500
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At 01:41 PM 3/28/2007 -0700, T.V Raman wrote:

>In markup languages like LaTeX the \em had a minor but key
>difference with \it --
>LaTeX was smart enough to render \em as something distinctive if
>it was used within content that was already italicized ---
>otherwise \em and \it were equivalent.
>I dont believe visual web browsers have made this distinction
>anyway, in which case there is no real distinction.

Thanks for mentioning that. I have always tried to write style sheets to
take nesting into account. so that italic inside of italic would be normal
and italic inside of bold would be bold-italic, etc. I haven't figured out
how to manage contexts like that with CSS. Maybe Hakon has some advice.
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