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Re: Politics: Strict Guidelines Considered Harmful

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 14:18:52 -0500
Message-Id: <200012161923.OAA785248@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
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Excellent summary, Marti.

And an issue that has consumed a lot of energy in the GL group (who are tasked
with tackling it) to date without being wrestled to the mat as yet, so far
as I
know.

Al

At 10:14 AM 2000-12-16 -0500, Marti wrote:
>Whew! Given the temperature of this rhetoric, it really could be a political
>discussion.
>
>While
>(3.3)"Use style sheets to control layout and presentation" is certainly a
>clear statement,  I can't help but wonder how you square it with
>(11.1)"Use W3C technologies when they are available and appropriate for a
>task and use the latest versions when supported."
>Suppose, for a moment, that I was somehow able to create pages based purely
>on CSS for layout and presentation such that they looked 'right' in the
>latest versions of IE and NN.  Further, by some miracle they are ok without
>CSS too!  Now, what am I supposed to do about all those 'partial'
>implementations of CSS?
>From the legal standpoint it appears,to me, that you could drive the
>proverbial truck through the loophole(s) in 11.1.
>Can any checkpoint be read as a stand alone element, or should they be
>viewed in the larger context of the whole document?
>Marti
>  
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