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Re: Cleaning House

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 11:08:09 -0700
Message-Id: <66212CEA-FACA-474A-89ED-B963A4027A14@apple.com>
Cc: foliot@wats.ca, hsivonen@iki.fi, redux@splintered.co.uk, bzbarsky@MIT.EDU, www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
To: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>

On May 3, 2007, at 11:00 AM, T.V Raman wrote:

> Next, you'll see me eating soup at a TAG meeting and believe I
> like TagSoup:-)

I'm happy to let you speak for yourself. Just to be clear, do you  
think the <b> and <i> tags should be retained for conforming  
documents or not? I've assumed yes based on your past remarks.


> To clarify, what I said about the <b>, <i> <em> tag question was:
> A) At the end of the day, asserting that <em> is more semantic
>    than <i> or that <i> is more presentational than <em> changes
>    nothing.
> B) Worse, if you only have <em> and didn't have an <i>, then
>    people will just use <em> as a synonym for <i>, and the overall
>    markup that results actually loses, not gains semantics.
> C) If the only accessibility problem left on the Web was that of
>    people using <i> tags instead of <em> tags, I'd declare
>    victory and go home;-)!
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