Thanks for the informative reply Tedd.

I respect your opinion and I don't think my approach is more right
than yours. I am wondering if this is just a DTD thing. I always use
an HTML 4.01 strict DTD and have not used an XHTML doctype in ages.

As far as I can tell, the specs in XHTML say "not recommended", but I
can't find similar text in HTML 4.01 specs.

<b>Jenkins</b> vs. <span class="baz">Jenkins</span>

... to me, the latter seems to be overkill.

<b class="baz">Jenkins</b>

I can't of many times I have done the above... If I need to hook into
the <b> or <i> I might just do this (for example):

<div id="wrapper">Bob <b>Jenkins</b></div>

#wrapper b { do whatever here }

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 7:41 AM, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> As for me, I choose to never use <b> and <i> for anything PERIOD and to
> speak out against their use whenever I can. As for <table> in presentation,
> judgment, the <b> and <i> tags present more problems than they solve so I
> will continue to not use those tags and speak against them.

Looking at your site:


Viewing the source code on your homepage, I see <b> used 15 times in
the body copy.

I am assuming that maybe you have no control over that portion of your
site due to the CMS you are using?

Could you imagine using <strong> in all those instances where you used
<b>? Don't you think that would be overkill?

Sorry to everyone for taking this so OT for the PHP list.



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