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Re: Re: [XHTML 2.0] emphesis

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 13:42:48 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c8010606231042k412fab16l5f3ffcb73e43c82d@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

I'm not sure I'm wild about the idea of stratification of emphasis
since it's not really stratified like headings are. Also em and strong
aren't levels of emphasis; they are different types of emphasis. Now,
there aren't individual English labels for these different types of
emphasis, but as mentioned before in this thread, they can be

Either way, rather than adding stratification, let the amount of
emphasis for each type be specified by the author through classes and
language. E.g. a Japanese man (at least in the movies) might pronounce
strong quickly, forcefully, and quietly; and it would be represented,
possibly, by smaller text and not larger text.

What we're missing in reality is per-language default stylesheets that
are culturally aware.
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