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Re: Liaison with CSS WG to provide a mechanism for expressing the style of document semantics

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:05:41 +0100
Message-ID: <48918E75.7010407@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
CC: HTML Issue Tracking WG <public-html@w3.org>

Fine, thank you, understood.  A previous correspondent
had referred to the (un)desirability of using "Jesus'
words" as an example, and I just wondered whether it
was this part that was the cause of your concern or
whether you were (as you are, in fact) focussing on
more substantive issues.  As it turns out, I share
some of your concerns, but knowing the motivation of
those involved, I am less inclined to dismiss the
proposal out of hand and more inclined to debate its
merits (or otherwise) with its proposers.

Philip TAYLOR

Daniel Glazman wrote:

>> Would it be possible for you
>> to explain exactly what it is about the document's
>> content that drives you to such extremes ?
> 
> Justin phrased it perfectly in a previous message :
> 
>> Looking at this, I am curious as to why in the world, after 10 years of
>> begging people to separate their styling from their semantics, we 
>> would then
>> turn around and make a mechanism that allows people to embed content and
>> semantics (in this case, putting a string with a legend text is 
>> certainly a
>> form of content) into the style sheet.

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