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Re: Style sheet that hides UA-specific requirements

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 17:04:24 +0200
Message-Id: <p06240623c25e43e61a86@[192.168.0.101]>
To: public-html@w3.org

At 15:26 +0200 UTC, on 2007-05-02, Simon Pieters wrote:

> On Wed, 02 May 2007 07:41:10 +0200, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl> wrote:

[<http://simon.html5.org/temp/author-view-of-html5.css>]

>> It could be done much easier and more reliably though if the HTML would
>> indicate UA-specificness with something like class="ua-only" ;)
>
> That would put the burden on the editor(s), and I think their time is
> better spent on actually editing the spec.

Well, like I said, I can't judge how much work this would be. But considering
that
[1] we have a lot of discussion on this list that seems to stem from people
not having read much of the spec yet, the immediate value does seem obvious
-- especially now that
[2] we're officially being asked to vote on whether or not to use WHATWG's
HTML5 as starting point
[3] if WHATWG's HTML 5 is adopotd  by the HTML WG, we all *will* have to
throroughly read it
, it's important that that document is as easy to digest as possible.[*]


Btw, you might want to consider appending something like this to the Style
sheet:

body:before {position:fixed; bottom: 0; right: 0; border: #dcb solid thin;
color: black; background-color: #fed; content: "author view"}

Although granted, that only results in what I expected in iCab and Safari;
Opera does OK enough, only ignoring background-color; Firefox doesn't fix
position (I don't have IE7 available). Will we ever see interoperability?


[*] It would be much appreciated if <http://www.whatwg.org/> would (also)
point to the multi page version, so we don't have to first load the entire
single page version to get a link to the multi page version.


-- 
Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2007 15:10:50 UTC

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