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Re: Dimension attributes and video

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:03:28 +0000 (UTC)
To: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0902260959050.28355@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Rob Sayre wrote:
> On 2/25/09 6:41 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > 
> > The idea is to reduce the use of presentational images in HTML.
> 
> Why? Honest question.

Having presentational images in the styling layer instead of the semantic 
layer makes repurposing the content easier for users, makes creating 
alternative style sheets easier, makes making the site accessible easier, 
reduces total bandwidth usage across a site if the images are used on more 
than one page, and generally discourages the use of other non-semantic 
markup. Basically, the same arguments as for any presentational feature.

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