[whatwg] strong and em difference not clear

Peter Michaux petermichaux at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 11:47:55 PST 2009

The HTML 5 spec doesn't give clear guidance on the choice between
strong and em tags. The explanations hinge on the difference between
the phrases "stress emphasis" and "strong importance". I'd say these
phrases are synonymous. In English we emphasis something in our speech
because it is important. That blurs those two phrases together

I searched around the web and other people are confused by the overlap
of these two tags. For example,


Can a better justification for the existence of these two tags be
given in the spec?


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