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Note 1 from 2022-09-17

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<em> and <strong> are not "the correct way to do italic and bold," despite what WYSIWYG editors may have you believe. <em> is for emphasis, but if you need different text, say, the name of a ship, or a Latin word, <i> is still the right tool. Both elements exist because there is more than one reason to italicize things. If you want italics for purely stylistic reasons, there is yet another tool you should be using: <span style="font-style: italic">.

This is why I don't like WYSIWYG, and why I don't write my site in Markdown...