It's true that there is a theoretical difference between the Salic and semi-Salic law; but there is no PRACTICAL difference. The throne passes in the male line until extinction: in the former case, the dynasty itself becomes extinct (e.g. Romania), while in the latter, the female most closely related to the last male succeeds (she is treated as a male, for the purpose of succession). The succession then reverts to the male line.
In Belgium, for instance, King Albert I would still have come to the throne in 1909, had semi-Salicism (instead of Salicism) been the law. The same could be said of King Oscar II of Sweden in 1872.
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