The WYSIWYG editor buttons still don't do what they say they do
|Reported by:||albins||Owned by:|
I know this has already been reported and discussed (#3606), and it was claimed that nothing was done because consensus wasn't reached. However, this was three years ago, and I think it would be worth discussing the matter again.
Since the <em> tag:
- Doesn't mean the contained text should be italicized, and
- has semantic meaning rather than visual,
using <i> one thousand times too often (slightly ugly but not technically wrong) would be better than using <em> once too much (actually technically wrong). Also, there should be no rush to stop using <i>, since XHTML has been cancelled (this was, as I understood the thread on the wp-hackers list, the main reason for using <em> rather than just going with <i>).