JC, it never was deprecated. It was just deemed unsemantic. B and I still work, and they don’t cause invalid HTML documents. But as I have mentioned, in HTML5 it will have new recommended uses which help support the idea that they can be semantic elements too. To avoid creating new elements, too, I’m sure. We don’t really need new elements that address what can be done using typographic conventions. Which is what the new uses of B and I basically are.