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The Truth About HTML5 by RJ Owen, Luke Stevens

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CHAPTER 7

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The Truth About HTML5’s Other New Elements

We’ve covered structural markup in some depth; now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. HTML5 redefines several inline and block-level elements and introduces a few more. We’ll run through some of the changes and additions and then consider the broader philosophy behind these elements.

Be Bold or Die Trying

Let’s start our look at these elements with something as seemingly innocuous as the <b>, <i>, <strong>, and <em> tags and  what’s changed in HTML5.

Only in web standards land can we turn something as straightforward as bold and italic into a complicated mix of dogmatism, high-level theory, ...

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