rocknbil - 6:10 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
Visual bolding only, for human viewers = CSS
Need to add semantic meaning to the inline markup - that is, I want to tell devices, not viewers, that this link has emphasis over others - <strong>
There is no rendering difference but as a preference I like to keep all non link content out of the link.
<strong><a href="#">Link Text</a></strong>
Every now and then you'll see some poorly parsed web page that will pick up data from a site and it will convert the carats to entities if they exist between <a> and </a>, so what you get is
<a href="#"><strong>I worked really hard for this inbound link and look at it, it's a mess</strong></a>
(When source is viewed; visually, you can see the strong tags)