Re: Cleaning House

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:


> For HTML, there is no significant distinction in attested use between 
> <em> and <i>. In practice they are used in the same kinds of contexts. 

There is no significant distinction in /uninformed/ attested use;
those who actually care about accessibility, on the other hand,
and who have bothered to read the guidelines, will use <em> where
emphasis is required, restricting their usage of <i> to purely
visual contexts where italicisation is required for presentational

As a standards organisation, the W3C defines what /should/ be done,
rather than merely rubber-stamping what is an actually an artifact
of uninformed usage, poor tools, and a lack of concern for accessibility.

Philip Taylor

Received on Sunday, 6 May 2007 10:32:50 UTC