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Re: HTML 4.01 Strict table attributes and downplayed errors

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 21:45:20 +0000 (UTC)
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906052143450.1648@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 1 May 2009, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> So if I want to have a relatively simple GUI table editor that can read 
> back what it has written but doesn't allow arbitrary styling to avoid 
> breaking the consistent design of the site, I have to not only parse 
> style='' values but parse arbitrary CSS and resolve class selectors?
> My concern isn't authoring in a text editor.

In a graphical editor all you would have to do is use unique class names 
(like com.example.numeric) and just ensure that those classes have the 
appropriate style in the style sheet. If the goal is a WYSIWYG editor, 
then I'm even less convinced we need explicit presentational markup for 
alignment in cells.

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