Chapter 41. Using Phrase Elements Properly

Phrase elements are a series of HTML tags for identifying the particular structure of a segment of text within a larger element such as a paragraph.

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A phrase element is an HTML tag that defines the structure of a segment of text within a larger element such as a paragraph.

The phrase elements typically create special typographic effects like boldface and italics, so designers tend to use them for their results rather than for what they are supposed to represent. You read in Topic 40 an impassioned plea to return to more responsible coding practices, now that CSS is at least somewhat reliable much of the time in many browsers, and the same argument applies here. Mark up your HTML properly, ...

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