doesn't that make you wonder?

John MacFarlane jgm at
Thu Oct 20 11:22:14 EDT 2011

On Oct 20, 2011, at 6:20 AM, Sherwood Botsford <sgbotsford at> wrote:

> Not a great example, as strong and emphasis are commutative tags.


> Wait.


> I take that back. With CSS styling, they would not commute if both CSS styles defined some of the same attributes. E.g. If strong was defined as color:pink and emphasis was defined as color:green, they would no longer commute.

Right. And you could also have CSS rules defined for

emph > strong


strong > emph

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