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Re: "presentation concerns" out of scope? (detailed review of section 1. Introduction)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 10:44:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805131039480.22257@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sun, 11 May 2008, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Thu, 30 Aug 2007, Dan Connolly wrote:
> > > This paragraph contradicts itself:
> > > 
> > > "The scope of this specification does not include addressing presentation
> > > concerns (although default rendering rules for Web browsers are included
> > > at the end of this specification). "
> > > 
> > > I wouldn't mind striking it. Or perhaps re-phrase positively:
> > 
> > I agree that the paragraph in the spec is suboptimal, but I'm not sure your
> > proposal is significantly better...
> 
> How about changing it to something like this:
> 
> This specification defines the default rendering for web browsers; 
> however, features that enable authors to significantly customise the 
> presentation of a document are out of scope.

I've tweaked the paragraph a bit. I haven't changed it much because I like 
the consistency in the starts of the paragraphs of that section.

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