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<strong>/<em> instead of <b>/<i>

From: KOROTNICKI, Malessa <Malessa.Korotnicki@qed.qld.gov.au>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 16:44:23 +1000
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To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi all,

I'd like some advice on the correct usage of strong & em tags, especially in
regard to screen readers?

1. I know that the strong and em give differing emphasis to the contents
their applied to, but it is incorrect to nest them? 

Eg. <em>Bill & Ted's <strong>Bogus</strong> Journey</em> is a movie about...

Does the nesting create an even stronger emphasis than just the strong? 
If it was nested the other way, em within strong, would that make no


2. Should I use strong or em for titles, like in a bibliography? Or, if the
title quite long - eg. 'Conviction with compassion: a report on freedom of
religion and belief' - would that be too much to wrap in an emphasising tag?
Should I just use <i>?

- Mal
Received on Friday, 25 January 2002 02:40:03 UTC

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