Emphasis or Italic?
jon at noring.name
Sat Apr 29 09:32:44 EDT 2006
> Anton wrote:
>> Jelks Cabaniss wrote:
>>> For other "italics semantics", I suppose the best bet is
>>> microformats, though that's still sub-optimal:
>>> She went down on the <em class="shipname">Titanic</em>.
>> ... And pretty soon, to accommodate all this semantics, you end
>> up with XML.
> Uh, what…?
Well, we don't want that, do we!? <laugh/>
Accommodating such fine-resolution semantics is definitely something
difficult to achieve with mark-down or regularized text. It brings one
back to the purpose of mark-down, what one is willing to give up, and
which user groups will not find mark-down to meet their particular
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