[wp-hackers] Re: [wp-svn]  trunk/wp-admin/quicktags.js:
mpt at myrealbox.com
Thu Mar 24 09:02:48 GMT 2005
Mark Jaquith wrote:
> [A]lbert Holm wrote:
> > As Robert pointed out in another reply, the buttons says bold and
> > italic, and the output is strong and em. I really wonder why that is.
> Probably for legacy reasons. "strong" and "em" don't really mean much
> to someone who hasn't been actively involved in making semantic websites
> recently. So this keeps the semantic "strong" and "em" in the actual
> output, but labels them so that anyone who has used a word processor
> knows what they are for.
I know this wasn't the point of the thread, but ... Please don't do
that. That'll just result in people using <em> when they really mean
<cite> or <var>, and <strong> when they really mean <h2> or <h3> or
<th>. The end result will be that <em> and <strong> become semantically
meaningless -- non-graphical UAs won't be able to tell whether they're
supposed to be emphasized or not.
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