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[whatwg] Semantics and related feedback

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 12:01:27 +0000
Message-ID: <49576A97.70100@googlemail.com>
On 28/12/08 04:09, Ian Hickson wrote:
> I agree that conventions differ between media, but if the author wants to
> tweak the settings for each media, CSS and class values already exist to
> take care of this.

That's true for authors only (the party least likely to want to tweak 
settings for other media and most likely to get them wrong). It's not 
true for default user agent stylesheets, it's not true for user 
stylesheets, and it's not true for user interfaces for controlling 
presentation.

Realistically, I think one either has to say these differing conventions 
are not important enough to be represented on the web or that "i" 
doesn't actually deliver media independence on this front. "i" plus 
microformats might.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Sunday, 28 December 2008 04:01:27 UTC

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