On Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM, Micky Hulse wrote: On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 2:56 PM, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Really? > > How does the blind via readers, such as JAWS, understand what a <B> is? > > First, never use <B> -- or <I> for that matter. > > Second, use <strong> or <em> instead. Readers can understand and render > > STRONG and EMPHASIZED text, but not <B> and <I> text -- those tags mean > > nothing and that's the reason why they are not encouraged for use and even > > removed from XHTML. > > Third, if neither of those tags (i.e., <strong> or <em> ) work for you, they > > try using a class (or an id) with a css rule of: > > [OT] > > Tedd, it seems like you are spreading a little bit of mis-information here. > > * <i> — was italic, now for text in an “alternate voice,” such as > foreign words, technical terms and typographically italicized text > * <b> — was bold, now for “stylistically offset” text, such as > keywords and typographically emboldened text (W3C:Markup, WHATWG) > * <em> — was emphasis, now for stress emphasis, i.e., something you’d > pronounce differently (W3C:Markup, WHATWG) > * <strong> — was for stronger emphasis, now for strong importance, > basically the same thing (stronger emphasis or importance is now > indicated by nesting) (W3C:Markup, WHATWG) > > – http://html5doctor.com/i-b-em-strong-element/ > > Seems to me the original posted just wanted to "stylistically offset" > or "bold" the last name... I dunno, maybe I am wrong, but here's no > good reason to stress "stronger" emphasis on the last name. > > There's a time and a place and a reason to use one over the other. > > Also, I don't think <b> and <i> have been removed from XHTML... In > fact, they are not even deprecated in XHTML. > > Ok, getting off of my soapbox now. :D > > [/OT] If you are only make the last name bold for stylistic purposes you should use CSS and a class. If you have text that needs to be <em>phasized or <strong>ly put use the appropriate tags.
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