[whatwg] <BIG> Element

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Sun Nov 4 10:11:05 PST 2007

On Sun, 04 Nov 2007 13:06:39 -0500, Matthew Paul Thomas  
<mpt at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> We're getting off-topic here, but ... That wouldn't deitalicize  
> <cite><i>, <em><i>, <i><cite>, <i><dfn>, <i><em>, or <i><var>, when it  
> should. As the levels of nesting increased, the number of permutations  
> of these elements would explode. And it's not reasonable to expect any  
> author who uses "someblockelement {font-style: italic;}" to remember to  
> also define "someblockelement cite, someblockelement dfn,  
> someblockelement em, someblockelement i, someblockelement var  
> {font-style: normal}".

Going a bit more off-topic, there are people working on solving this  
issue: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007May/0030.html

Anne van Kesteren

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