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Re: Cleaning House

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 12:11:15 +0100
Message-ID: <20070504121115.x0yvuuayo65oo4g0@www.splintered.co.uk>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-html@w3.org

Quoting Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>:

> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
>> Quoting Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>:
>>> Note that the current WHATWG HTML5 proposal defines <strong> as
>>> denoting importance and <em> as denoting emphasis. For "strong
>>> emphasis" you would use nested <em> elements.
>> The difference being...what exactly?
> Read the spec.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-strong
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-em

I assume you refer to

"Changing the importance of a piece of text with the strong element  
does not change the meaning of the sentence."


"The placement of emphasis changes the meaning of the sentence."

Which is a distinction that, despite the copious examples for <em>,  
feels artificial...

Ho hum,

Patrick H. Lauke
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