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Re: Proposed Design Principles updated

From: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 13:56:55 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.1.6.2.20070403134846.01df38f8@mail.muzmo.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

Thank you TV.

Yesterday a couple of people took exception (off list) to me sending out
emails that simply used a +1 or a -1 in response to mail to the list.

I explained to them (off list) that I felt that it was appropriate sometimes
to simply indicate support or non-support for a position. It helps the
writer know that he is on- or off-track.

I take TV Raman's signal of support as a strong signal because of his
position on the TAG and his expertise in accessibility.

With all due respect to Dan Connolly who suggested (on list) that the
+1 notation may not be helpful. In this case it is.

Thanks again.

Murray

At 09:31 AM 4/3/2007 -0700, T.V Raman wrote:

>1+
>
>
>Murray Maloney writes:
>  >
>  >
>  > >
>  > >* Good practice: Separation of content, presentation, interaction
>  > >A specification SHOULD allow authors to separate content from both
>  > >presentation and interaction concerns.
>  > >
>  > >(Covered by Mostly Semantic Markup, currently disputed.)
>  >
>  > This design principle is one that I can live with, whereas "Mostly 
> Semantic
>  > Markup"
>  > is not one that I can live with.
>  >
>  > I can support a design principle that calls for separation. This is the
>  > same principle
>  > that has been at play since the earliest days of markup -- GML, SGML, XML.
>  > This is one of the key design principles that led to the creation of 
> markup.
>  >
>  > However, the phrase "Mostly Semantic Markup" is overloaded. After all, <b>
>  > has semantics and it facilitates for the separation of content and
>  > presentation.
>  > But I suspect that the proponents of "Mostly Semantic Markup" aren't 
> saying
>  > that they want more <b>-like elements in HTML.
>  >
>  > How about we all agree to the Good practice that is codified in WEBARCH
>  > and forget about "Mostly Semantic Markup"?
>  >
>  > Regards,
>  >
>  > Murray
>  >
>  >
>
>--
>Best Regards,
>--raman
>
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