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

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 00:33:57 -0400
To: "'Robert J Burns'" <rob@robburns.com>, "'HTML Issue Tracking WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00ea01c8c145$35d5d710$a1818530$@com>

I can't figure out this wiki thing enough to put my comments on there, so I
will have to do it on the list instead (I suspect that the wiki is the
"right" place for it, but without a way of using it...).

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. This really looks like a massive step
backwards. In this case, people should be using a tag in HTML with a *role*
of "legend" (and another attribute indicating the ID of the tag that it is
the legend of), with a stylesheet to style the legend itself. The legend
text does not belong in a *style* definition.

J.Ja

-----Original Message-----
From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Robert J Burns
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 4:40 PM
To: HTML Issue Tracking WG
Subject: Liaison with CSS WG to provide a mechanism for expressing the style
of document semantics


Dear WG,

Here is another issue that needs to be introduced here for discussion,  
as it will be added to the issue-tracker in time. This idea has been  
discussed briefly within the WG and more off-list. I welcome  
additional feedback now. As this involves nearly entirely only CSS, it  
would merely be a rough draft proposed to the CSS WG from the HTML WG  
if the WG decides to do so.

Liaison with CSS WG to provide a mechanism for expressing the  
semantics of styling.[1]


Take care,
Rob

[1]: <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SemanticPresentationLegendCSS>
Received on Thursday, 29 May 2008 04:35:10 GMT

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