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Re: [whatwg] Default (informal) Style Sheet

From: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 03:18:03 -0400
Message-ID: <4610AE2B.8010203@mikeschinkel.com>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, public-html@w3.org

Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
> [Mike, you are making the communication more difficult by changing the
> Subject header without a good reason. Doing so fragments the discussion,
> makes it harder for people to keep track of what is said in relation to what.
> I'm changing the Subject back to what it was.]
>   
That's the first time I've had someone complain about changing the 
subject when the discussion changes!  Usually people complain about the 
opposite!

I changed the subject line because by focusing on one part of your email 
I changed the subject!  My subject was about discussing how UAs handled 
fragment identifiers NOT about Default Style Sheets.  But I won't be 
passive-aggressive and change it back as it's not a battle I care to fight.
>>> Similarly, it would make sense for the spec to say that
>>> "by default, occurences of title attributes must be clearly indicated to the
>>> user", and "occurences of LINK elements must be clearly indicated to the
>>> user". But not *how* they should be indicated.
>>>
>>>       
>> Though I get your point somewhat, defining "how" is helpful because it
>> increases consistency.
>>     
>
> What exactly, in the context of presentation, would be good about consistency
> *across* UAs?
>   
See Jakob's Law of  Internet User Experience [1].

>> Maybe a "How (but only where applicable)" is the
>> better solution.
>>     
> I've argued before for naming examples of possible implementations in the
> spec. That would help both UA authors and Web publishers better understand
> what the spec's intention is. But that's something entirely different than
> *requiring* a specific implementation.
Then we might be in agreement. :-)

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[1] http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20000723.html
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