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Jason Davies j.p.davies at
Wed Aug 5 10:32:59 EDT 2015

On 5 Aug 2015, at 15:06, Tom Humiston wrote:

> In short, Gerald, in the guide you're preparing I wouldn't mention <i> 
> and <b> in connection with Markdown's *em* and **strong** syntax, 
> because they're really for something else.

not to disagree with your point (but rather to agree: Gruber is careful 
to say 'emphasis' when defining this) but any committee that had the 
time to distinguish to that extent between what is traditionally done 
with italics (and frankly, is a false set of distinctions since 
everything under '<i>' is traditionally italicised *for emphasis* (sic)) 
is a committee that needed to get out more;)
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