[html5] Author of a quote - how to mark up?

Jacob Kristensen - (BlueBoden) admin at blueboden.com
Thu Aug 13 11:06:37 PDT 2009

How would you tell a screen reader that "this is empersized" without them? 
They don't know what you mean when using span.

Now that they are there, we might as well use them correctly, to the extend 
possible. And at this point i don't care how search engines view them, the 
point would be to improve the experiance for people using screen readers, 
not to rank well in the serps.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mirko Gustony" <mirko.gustony at gmail.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen at iki.fi>
Cc: "Jacob Kristensen -" <admin at blueboden.com>; <Help at lists.whatwg.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [html5] Author of a quote - how to mark up?

> Hi,
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Henri Sivonen<hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
>> We don't. They were introduced for theoretical purity reasons very early 
>> on,
>> and now they are legacy baggage in HTML. Getting rid of them at this 
>> point
>> would be too disruptive.
> at least I am using both elements quite often. Does that make me
> legacy baggage too?
> Regards,
> Mirko 

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