On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Matthew Butterick <m...@mbtype.com> wrote:
> On Nov 21, 2017, at 3:32 AM, Robby Findler <ro...@eecs.northwestern.edu>
> wrote:
> That may have been done that way to make the docs.racket-lang.org page look
> better (to draw your eye to the right manual).
> I figured.
> But hard-coding formatting inside `title` is a blunt instrument. It's not
> restricted to the TOC, but instead manifests globally. And, because it's
> implemented with "font-weight: bold" and not a CSS class, it's difficult to
> manipulate from outside (unless you employ the Hendershott Method)
> Forbidding `title` formatting entirely is not the answer. For instance, "How
> to Design Programs Teachpacks" should rightly have non-negotiable italics;
> "raco: Racket Command-Line Tools" should have non-negotiable code formatting
> for `raco`. In those cases, formatting is intrinsic to the meaning.
> But bold has no semantic purpose — it's just an emphasizer. And there are
> better ways to emphasize things in the TOC (e.g., page position, whitespace)

Absolutely. Feel free to change it.


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