Re: <p> and <b><i>.. tags (HTML+)

frans van hoesel (
Tue, 20 Jul 1993 17:24:21 +0100 (MDT)

You wrote:
> <em b>This word is <em i>italic</em></em>
> vs.
> <b>This word is <i>italic</i></b>
> Anyone else feel the same way? Or am I just looney? :)
I'm one of the loosers that creates html by hand. I have no trouble
understanding and writing <b>This word is <i>italic</i></b>
if there is a </em> tag then *I* would expect tho end any emphasis
and return to the normal font.
I know this implies that <em b><em i> hdhdh</em> isn't very nice from
a parsers viewpoint, but to end the correct em I would suggest using
<em b><em i> hdhdh</em i>still bold</em b>.

So my suggestion is to include a tag to end any emphasis and </em> seems
most logical to me. If you want to end only the italic emphasis use </em i>.
This means that <em b><em i>bold italic when possible</em></em> would be
wrong (there is one /em too many)

Note that this is just the way I *feel* things, not that I really want
that to happen.