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[whatwg] several messages about HTML5

From: David Latapie <david@empyree.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 18:04:53 +0100
Message-ID: <20070221180453392158.01abb110@empyree.org>
On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 17:28:16 +0200, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Actually, the fact that many native English speakers cannot write 
> "it's" vs. "its" or "they're" vs. "their" vs. "there" correctly 
> suggests that people have a tendency to think in terms of aural 
> *presentation* of the language instead of the *semantics* of the 
> language.

I can say the same for the French language: common written mistake are 
the ones for wich there is no aural difference.

When I have to decide for either <em> or <strong>, I just say my 
sentence out loud; if I tend to mark a small pause after the emphasized 
element, I use <strong>, if not I use <em>.

These are two arguments for the aural, but YMMV.
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