Re: Where are Fonts and Phrases allowed? [Was: HTML 2.0 Call for Review ]Murray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
Subject: Re: Where are Fonts and Phrases allowed? [Was: HTML 2.0 Call for Review ]
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 1994 17:57:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: Murray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
In-reply-to: <9406101945.AA08051@ulua.hal.com> from "Daniel W. Connolly" at Jun 10, 94 03:47:56 pm
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Dan Connoly writes:
> But there's a more critical question which is: what is the _specified_
> behaviour of the EM, B, I, STRONG, etc. elements? That is, when an
> author writes <em>something like this</em>, we don't want to require
> that conforming implementations necesarily have to convert this to
> italics. (Because, for example, this makes not sense for applications
> like HTML readers for the blind).
Funny you should mention this. Yuri Rubinsky was telling me
about the "markup" that the braille system uses for emphasis.
In fact, they do use a special sequence of dots to inform
the reader when emphasized text begins and ends, and they
do (as I recall) specifically use codes to denote italic
and bold text. Strange, but (as I remember the discussion) true.