Beyond Markdown

Differentiating <em> and <i>

I do not know if this is the right place to write this, in case it is OT I can create a new post from scratch.

In HTML, there is a relevant difference in the use of <i> and <em>. Differentiating the two tags in Markdown could be very simple:

  • _ should only be parsed as <i>
  • * should only be parsed as <em>

I explored that idea in this brief thread:

I think it has also been mentioned elsewhere.