[Moderator Action] [XHTML†2.0] Only one emphasis tag

(Following the suggestion by Karl Dubost <http://lists.w3.org/
Archives/Public/www-html/2006Sep/0034.html> and its implementation by
Benjamin Hawkes Lewis)


This is a comment for "XHTML 2.0"
8th WD

Extracted from <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2006Sep/

May I please have a tracking of this comment.

About draft generally, but especially <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-
xhtml2-20060726/mod-text.html#edef_text_em> and <http://www.w3.org/TR/


<em> and <strong> really are just two variations on the same idea,
emphasis. Two tags could be merged as one. Plus, extending the idea
would make possible de-emphasisólike parenthesis, whispering...

My suggestion is " <emph property="numerical value" ".

- <emph> is chosen because it is less ambiguous compared to <em>. On
the other hand, <em> withouth property value set could be a level 1
<em>, like in previous X/HTML version. That would provide a bit of
backward compatibility, with minimal ambiguity.

- values could be like this. Please notice I don't really understand
what role is really meant for
-- <em role="0">    default
-- <em role="+1">   equivalent to em
-- <em role="+2">   equivalent to strong
-- <em role="-1">   less important, may be rendered as font-
size:smaller or voice-stress:reduced <http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-
-- and so on

A similar suggestion had been made in June by Jonathan Worent <http://

http://blog.empyree.org/   U+0F00

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