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Re: HTML5 and new elements (was Re: Use of SAMP to highlight search results)


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Oct 28, 2010 3:33PM

On 28/10/2010 21:16, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
>> Again, it's up to browsers to decide if there will be a default styling.
> And my point was that this is bad, one of the threats to accessibility in
> HTML5.
> The good old HTML specifications even said that browsers _must_ render EM
> and STRONG elements differently from each other and from normal text.

All I can find in that regard is this under

"EM and STRONG are used to indicate emphasis. [...] The presentation of
phrase elements depends on the user agent. Generally, visual user agents
present EM text in italics and STRONG text in bold font."

> And
> that's what browsers generally do, though non-visual browsers may deviate
> from this, for partly understandable reasons.

Patrick H. Lauke