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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] oXygen 9 beta with WYSIWYG-like editing supportfor DocBook

Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
> I'm sorry, but I don't see any real-world difference between
> "emphasis" and italics, nor "strong emphasis" and bold. In
> practice, they amount to the same thing, and pretending that
> they're not doesn't really help anybody. But what might help a
Come on, Michael. How can you say this? italics and bold are two 
possible renderings for some internal meaning. In markup you should mark 
your intended meaning, and then later you will decide the better way to 
render this meaning. To say that italics=emphasis is wrong. Because 
italics=(emphasis,foreign word,quotation,etc.) There are too few 
rendering options for a huge number of intended meanings. If we end up 
with only italics and bold, we can only distinguish two. Come on, we are 
in structural markup. Bold and italics will NEVER be structural.

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