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RE: Proposal: Default style definitions for elements

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 18:24:34 -0400
To: "'Boris Zbarsky'" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "'Robert J Burns'" <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <036801c8c5c8$9a3e3bc0$cebab340$@com>

Boris -

That is a very real concern that did not occur to me at all when I wrote
this up. I cannot come up with any up front, initial reaction to this, other
than to make multiple default style definitions based upon media type
(mobile, screen, speech, etc.) which is the way HTML authors will do it
anyways. Or, to make it a "strong suggestion", not mandatory.


-----Original Message-----
From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Boris Zbarsky
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 4:51 PM
To: Robert J Burns
Cc: Justin James; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Proposal: Default style definitions for elements

Robert J Burns wrote:
> However, if you are concerned about consistent default presentation 
> across the various UAs media targetted by the CSS default stylesheet 
> appendix we would need to make it a normative reference

I would be strongly opposed to this.  There can be quite good reasons why
UAs would differ from this appendix on, say, header sizing (for example 
knowledge about the limited fonts available or the limited display
  It doesn't make sense to me to require such UAs to give their users a
user experience.

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