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Re: Pandering to poor authorship (was Proposing <indent> vs. <blockquote>)

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:35:59 +0200
Message-ID: <4623437F.8050201@design-noir.de>
To: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Dão Gottwald schrieb:
> 
> Mike Schinkel schrieb:
>>
>> Dão Gottwald wrote:
>>> Mike Schinkel schrieb:
>>>>> The situation in which people can only insert snippets and not 
>>>>> affect their
>>>>> presentation can exist for very good reasons: to ensure that they 
>>>>> don't
>>>>> create a mess. 
>>>> Again, specious. The case would be far more often than people would 
>>>> need to be given reasonable control of how their snippets would be 
>>>> formatted.  What site owner wants user contributions to be poorly 
>>>> visually formatted ?
>>> It is the page author who rules the layout. If she wants code blocks 
>>> to be indented, adding |pre { margin-left: 2em; }| to the stylesheet 
>>> is the trivial solution.
>> Once again you are mistakenly believing that all HTML authors author 
>> entire HTML pages.  That is far from reality, and increasingly less so 
>> each passing day.
> 
> Replace "page author" by "site owner". It doesn't matter. The point is, 
> you usually want pages to look frankensteinesque, no matter how many 
> people participated.

Err, you usually *don't* want pages to look frankensteinesque. :)

--Dao
Received on Monday, 16 April 2007 09:36:05 GMT

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