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Bug 370 - ''' should be interpreted as <b>, not <strong>
''' should be interpreted as <b>, not <strong>
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: 367
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Reported: 2004-09-03 13:42 UTC by Matthew "mpt" Thomas
Modified: 2013-08-06 00:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Matthew "mpt" Thomas 2004-09-03 13:42:33 UTC
MediaWiki interprets ''' as <strong>. But most pages 
created with MediaWiki are for Wikimedia projects, which 
aren't like most other Web sites; most of our uses of bold 
are for defining instances <dfn>. Very, very few are for 
strong emphasis. Since Wikimedia project contributors are 
unlikely to care about the distinction between <dfn>/
<strong>/<b class="vector">, articles would sound more 
sensible if ''' was interpreted as the neutral <b>.

(Possibly new syntax for defining instances, strong 
emphasis and vector spaces could be created later for those 
thoughtful enough to use it. To increase the number of 
people using <dfn> correctly, the default style sheet could 
style <h1>-<h6> and <dfn> with the same non-black color.)
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-09-03 16:09:25 UTC
Can you give an example of a screen reader which reads <strong> and <b> differently, and describe what the difference 
Comment 2 Matthew "mpt" Thomas 2004-09-09 12:11:30 UTC
Unfortunately not. (See bug 369 comment 2.)
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2004-09-11 08:41:03 UTC
Finally got 'round to this. Changed in 1.4 CVS.

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