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RE: <q>

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 14:39:31 +0000 (UTC)
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: 'Sam Kuper' <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>, 'Ivan Enderlin' <w3c@hoa-project.net>, 'Olivier GENDRIN' <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>, 'Ben Boyle' <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, 'Chris Wilson' <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811011438470.1041@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Justin James wrote:
> >
> > Partly because I'm used to it from HTML 4.01; partly because section 9 
> > of HTML 5 is obviously incomplete, leading me to think that HTML 5 may 
> > yet recommend default presentation for many elements.
> 
> It won't. I asked about this a few months ago, and the feedback from the 
> group was EXTREMELY clear on this topic. Due to the wide variety of 
> devices and UAs that can consume HTML, defining default styles is, (to 
> use my phrase), "fraught with danger". I saw the light. :)

My intent is to have a detailed section 9 defining the rendering rules, 
but have it non-normative.

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