Atkinson, Sarah wrote:
> I know these tags are considered to be Presentational in type and
> there for avoided in semantic markup but I still like to use them in
> a semantic way. To me it seems practical is some content is important
> or different from content around it it should have different markup
> around it regardless of how it looks. There are tags for acronyms and
> abbreviations, but what if something is just more important or
> different? Granted they are not perfect for every situation.
<b> is presentational. It says, "Make this bold."
<em> and <strong> aren't presentational. They say "emphasize"/"strongly
emphasize" this. They don't say HOW to emphasize/strongly emphasize it.
They're just saying that this text is more important than surrounding
text, so emphasize it.
We shouldn't confuse browser designers' decisions (make emphasized text
look the same as italic, and strongly emphasized text the same as bold)
with non-semantic markup.
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