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[whatwg] contenteditable, <em> and <strong>

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 23:44:36 +0100
Message-ID: <b9fdq2tbpbdtojdaodjuivrbfbptohsffm@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Henri Sivonen wrote:
>The introduction of <em> and <strong> (circa 1993) has failed to  
>achieve a semantic improvement over <i> and <b>, because prominent  
>tools such as Dreamweaver, Tidy, IE and Opera as well as simplified  
>well-intentioned advocacy treat <em> and <strong> merely as more  
>fashionable alternatives to <i> and <b>.

For Tidy this isn't true at all. The only way in which Tidy treats <i>
and <b> specially is that there is a configuration option to turn them
into --logical-emphasis. It defaults to off and is meant to aid people
trying to recover from poor choices e.g. a graphical editor might have
made.
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