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Re: 506 definition of structure

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 17:25:02 -0400
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: John M Slatin 
  <current guideline 1.3>
  Ensure that information, functionality, and structure are separable from presentation.
  </current guideline 1.3>
  John writes:
  > So it's not that these things "are separable >from presentation": we're really saying that >the presentation must always include all the >parts of the resource, including functionality >and structure.

  Sailesh writes:
  My understanding is that presentational and styling elements  or markup  are not embedded or built-into markup that 
  - convey structure of different parts of the resource, or 
  - do things (functionality).

  An example from another context might help clarify my thought. When designing say, employee ID# for an org., one normally prefers not to build intelligence into the ID#. If the ID# were to convey employee's department and be the employee's unique identifier, he/she would have to be assigned a new ID# everytime  the individual's department changed.   Likewise "intelligence"or in our context, code that conveys presentational effects should be independent of code that conveys structure / functionality.
  Perhaps the last sentence  is the wording for the guideline 1.3...?
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