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From: Jo Miller <jo@bendingline.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 13:06:46 -0400
Message-Id: <p0510031ab77b6a23eaff@[]>
To: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 11:49 -0400 7/18/01, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>Is there specific text you would like to suggest for the "Why?" section?

Let me sleep on this (literally -- got no sleep last night and my 
brain is as sluggish and useless as a reptile in December).

Before I suggest any wording, though, I should make sure I'm on the 
same page as the rest of the group. I'm interested in knowing the set 
of specific needs that the CSS Techniques document aims to address 
(and also what it does not aim to address, i.e., things that are more 
appropriately covered elsewhere).

>Would you like to create new styles for the examples?

I don't think there's a need for a new style, unless you want one. If 
we just leave off the <PRE> and add breaks between the lines then the 
html/css examples will wrap to fit inside the 75% boxes at any screen 
resolution. So for instance:

<div class="css-example">
&lt;STYLE type="text/css"&gt; <br>
    P.important { font-weight: bold } <br>
    P.less-important { font-weight: lighter; font-size: smaller } <br>
    H2.subsection { font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif } <br>

<p class="off">End example.</p>

(There may of course be some reason for not doing it this way that 
I'm not aware of because I'm new.)

>Would you like to begin working on the reasoning for each item?

Sure, at least for items for which I know the reasoning. In some 
cases I don't. (I'm definitely not the world's greatest CSS expert.)

>I agree that a positive approach is a good one, as long as it is 
>also realistic (i.e. tempered with reality, e.g. absolute 
>positioning can be really cool but it's not consistently supported). 
>I have found this a helpful way to start with people as well when I 
>give presentations/workshops.

I agree completely. Frankness about the current state of UA support 
for CSS techniques is essential. And practical, real-world advice is 
always appreciated by web authors who are struggling to make the 
transition to style sheets.
Jo Miller
Received on Wednesday, 18 July 2001 13:07:36 UTC

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