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Re: Nullifying insidious HTML 3.2 constructs

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:26:23 +0100
Message-ID: <4215FB0F.5040903@annevankesteren.nl>
To: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> I agree with your last sentence,  but not (necessarily) with the
> preceding; if HTML lacks a <FOO> element, then which is better :
>     <em class="foo"> or <span class="foo">
> when the /normal/ typographic representation of a foo leads to
> visual emphasis ?

<i> obviously. (Perhaps with a CLASS attribute, if needed. However, such 
an attribute is generally not added by content authors because they 
simply do not care.)

Using EM would be tag abuse.

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 18 February 2005 14:26:44 UTC

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