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RE: [166] Organize documents so they may be read without style sheets

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 10:14:03 -0400 (EDT)
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
cc: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0306211013000.28111-100000@tux.w3.org>

On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Joe Clark wrote:

>>The content should be available without the use of CSS. (By the way,
>>this is a test of whether the separation of content from its
>>presentation is reflected in the technical modelling...)
>
>Some content can never be separated from CSS because it never
>involves CSS. Multimedia is an example.

Well, some multimedia is an example.

>Some standards-compliant methods of displaying images purely using
>CSS would be disallowed by a surface reading of the paragraph quoted
>above.

Yes. There are ways that comply with the specifications of CSS and HTML of
including content that I would argue should not be used, for accessibility
reasons.

>>A XAG-compliant XML format has a default stylesheet (as does XHTML).
>>Perhaps what we mean is that the default styling, for any medium,
>>should be sufficient to "read" the content - rather than saying this
>>only applies to HTML, which as Joe pointed out is very different to
>>XML in regards to stylesheets.
>
>Anyone care to explain that, using as few acronyms as possible?
>
Thanks Kynn.

cheers

Chaals

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