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Re: Alarm: Style rules may change semantic part of an HTML document.

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:57:57 -0700
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To: public-html-comments@w3.org, Cyril <cyril2@SAFe-mail.net>
Come to the light, Cyril.

HTML was born hijacker-friendly.  The <HEAD> of an HTML Document contains parsed (xsd:apinfo).  The XSD Schema can only enumerate (xsd:documentation) reliably and then only if you validate. The XML Prolog can not contain parsed "secret sauce" or assertions that April Fool's Day has arrived.

So use XML and validate, but realize that NOT dissembling is it's own reward.  When the rats are gone and the Pied Piper comes for the children, then you resist.

Make "Mix metaphors not metadata" an element of your personal style.  We'll get through this.


P.S. StratML (ISO 17469-1) is a good start.
On Tue, 10/27/15, Cyril <cyril2@SAFe-mail.net> wrote:

 Subject: Re: Alarm: Style rules may change semantic part of an HTML document.
 To: public-html-comments@w3.org
 Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5:26 AM
 Dear Sirs,
 As at an example of inordinate power of style sheets, let us
 look at 
 HTML specification?
 At last I open an HTML specification of 5th version, the
 document at 
 "http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/REC-html5-20141028/". And,
 from the very 
 beginning, I was staggered by how style can change an HTML
 document. It 
 (i. e. the style) takes to itself now a lot of HTML's work.
 Thus, when I switched to "Author documentation only" style
 on the page 
 immediately changed a title of the document from "HTML5" to
 Developer View".
 (Incidentally, do not you forget to add a space before the
 string "- 
 Developer View" in the style sheet at 
 I was frightened, how the style can change a content of a
 document. Do 
 you? Now, for sure, a style sheet is able completely to
 replace one 
 document with another; is not it?
 Best regards,
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