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Re: stylesheets in guidelines

From: Alan J. Flavell <flavell@a5.ph.gla.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 12:34:27 +0000 (GMT)
To: dd@w3.org
cc: WAI Guidelines List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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On Tue, 24 Nov 1998, Daniel Dardailler wrote:

> > * Use DIV and SPAN *only after* you run out of HTML meaning- 
> > carrying elements.

> Better wording:
> "Instead of using DIV and SPAN elements to add style, try subclassing

I'm unhappy with both of these formulations, sorry.  They're expressed
negatively, and it's better to start with a positive statement of what
is being aimed at, IMHO.

I'd want something like (but it still needs work):

"Give priority to expressing the structure of your content by means of
an appropriate HTML tag.  Enhance these, where appropriate, with a
CLASS attribute and stylesheet suggestion(s).  Only resort to DIV or
SPAN when HTML has no more-appropriate tag." 

(and then your example, by all means).

hope that was useful
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