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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] DocBook XSL 1.67.0 released

Michael Smith wrote:

> The var element is not a monospaced style. It's typically
> rendered in italic (non-monospaced). Which makes it inappropriate
> for marking up programming variables or program arguments.

The var element is not a style element, period. The problem is that 
you're using semantic elements (var, code, strong, em) as style 
elements. That's just as wrong as using b and i. In fact, it's more 
wrong because at least b and i aren't actively misleading.

If the goal is to avoid presentation based markup, then the HTML element 
names should be picked based on the appropriate semantic match. When 
there is no such match, use <span class="whatever"> and add styling via 

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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