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[Bug 8623] Graceful degradation when using the style element

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Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:37:44 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8623


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-01-11 11:37:44 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The spec already goes to great lengths along these lines.

Here are some quotes regarding this:

"Authors must not use elements, attributes, or attribute values for purposes
other than their appropriate intended semantic purpose."

"Documents that use style attributes on any of their elements must still be
comprehensible and usable if those attributes were removed."

"In particular, using the style attribute to hide and show content, or to
convey meaning that is otherwise not included in the document, is
non-conforming. (To hide and show content, use the hidden attribute.)"

"Authors are also encouraged to make their applications degrade gracefully in
the absence of scripting support."

I can add more, though, if you think that would be helpful. What exactly do you
think the spec should say that it doesn't already say?


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