I don't think it was to imply that "b" and "i" are necessarily OK,
though they are. The point was this... say you are referring to the
title of a book. You can underline it, or you can italicize it... the
correct thing to do when italics are available is to italicize it. So
you would have done:

<i>The Call of the Wild</i> by Jack London

Now a careless standards-nut might come across that and do:

<em>The Call of the Wild</em> by Jack London

I'm pretty sure Roger was trying to discourage that sort of behavior.

Case in point, Wordpress doesn't offer <i> or <b> in the post editor,
just <em> and <strong>, and yet the buttons for these say "i" and "b"!

Christian Montoya

List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm
Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm

Reply via email to