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Re: [XHTML 2.0] emphesis

From: <john.e.guchemand@census.gov>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 15:19:11 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA6C72C21.5695FC0C-ON85257193.00698A74-85257193.006A203B@census.gov>

I for one think this is an excellent idea.  Of course the default could
just be how it is now with one level of emphasis, but for those who need a
more semantic emphasis, it would work very well.


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                                       [XHTML 2.0] emphesis                
             06/20/2006 02:42                                              

I would like to suggest a change to the way empehsis is coded. Instead of
either &lt;strong&gt; and &lt;em&gt; I suggest $lt;em level="#"&gt;. "#"
Represents the level of emphesis either positivly or negatively. It would
need to be agreed upon a limit to the levels for obvious reasons. I suggest

Currently there are only two levels of emphesis. If you want to give
something more or less emphesis you have to use css. To get the proper
effect you must account for that both visually and auraly. But what happens
if the css is ignored? You're back to two levels of emphesis and you lose
the desired effect.

I suggest negitive levels to allow de-emphesis. Something that is currently

As an example lest say you are writing out a transcript of a podcast (as
per the WCAG) There is no way to mark-up if something is whispered,
empesized, or yelled.

Also, strong is just a stronger emphesis. Its redundant to have multiple

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