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Subject: Re: Formatting Objects considered harmful
From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 12:24:58 +0200 (MET DST)

Fredrik Lindgren wrote:

 > I dont understand in what way EM and STRONG can be viewed as semantic.
 > What is the meaning of the contents of an EM element? 
 > 
 > I see them as abstract presentational elements. No meaning, but abstract
 > enough for allowing rendering on both screen an aurally. I can
 > understand that you want presentation objects at that abstraction level,
 > but still, there are no semantics.

I agree that "abstract" and "media-independent" are better terms in
the case of EM and STRONG. "Semantics" is somewhat overloaded.

-h&kon

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