[whatwg] strong and em difference not clear

Peter Michaux petermichaux at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 13:20:35 PST 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Edward O'Connor <hober0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The HTML 5 spec doesn't give clear guidance on the choice between
>> strong and em tags.
> The spec distinguishes between importance (<strong>) and emphasis
> (<em>) like so:
> "The placement of emphasis changes the meaning of the sentence. The
> element thus forms an integral part of the content."
> and
> "Changing the importance of a piece of text with the strong element
> does not change the meaning of the sentence."
> So, basically, putting <em> around different words in a sentence
> changes the sentence's meaning, whereas moving <strong> around in the
> same way doesn't alter the meaning of the text.
> Do you think that's sufficiently clear?

I suppose it is reasonably clear with these two sentences. I should
have attributed more attention to them.

Thank you,

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