Although logical tags (also called Idiomatic Elements) indicate different types of information, most of them are usually rendered in one of just a few ways: italics, bold, or monospace (all characters the same width):
This is emphasized text
This is cited text
This is strong text
This is sample text
This is keyboard text
So if logical tags just look like bold or italics, why use them at all? Why not just use
- Logical tags allow the browser to render that information in the manner most appropriate for that
browser. Text that should be emphasized (
) may be best emphasized in Windows with italics, and bold in Unix.
- Logical tags help you, the author, keep track of what you are saying, without the distraction of
presentation. If you need to indicate someone's address, use
, knowing it will be presented in an appropriate manner.
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