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

From: Andrew Sidwell <w3c@andrewsidwell.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 01:51:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4845E71B.2030704@andrewsidwell.co.uk>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
CC: 'Robert J Burns' <rob@robburns.com>, 'HTML Issue Tracking WG' <public-html@w3.org>

Justin James wrote:
> Robert -
> 
> I think I "get" it now. There are two items which are throwing me for a
> loop; the word "legend", and the way I *thought* you were using the concept
> of semantics.
> 
> OK, here is my revised understanding:
> 
> "Legend" tries to provide a mechanism so that the semantic value of a tag
> can be derived from the CSS definitions applied to the tag (with the usual
> hierarchies, inheritance, etc.). It is similar in *concept* to "aria-role",
> but instead of defining a function role at the element level, it specifies a
> semantic purpose at the CSS definition level.

I hate to interrupt, but isn't this more productively taken to the CSS 
WG?  Bringing up a change to CSS as an issue here when there is no 
actual action this WG can take on it seems counterproductive.

A
Received on Wednesday, 4 June 2008 00:52:16 GMT

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