Re: Preprocessing in HTML
Mon, 17 Jul 95 13:43:32 PDT

% I don't know if SGML supports the concept, but couldn't certain throwback
% tags like <i> and <b> be interpreted in the new standard as aliases for
% <em> and <strong>, with the goal of deprecating them in a future standard?

But people sometimes just need to specify that they want <i>, disregarding
what the browser believes is better.

If it were for me, I'd just add a one- or two-letter synonym for <STRONG>,
like <S> or <ST> . I notice I have no problem in writing <EM>, after
all it is just one character more than <I>!