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Re: more CSS and tables

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 21:47:46 +0000
Message-Id: <200201071844.g07IikH25866@post.cnt.ru>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On Monday 07 January 2002 07:20, David Woolley wrote:
|   Vadim Plessky wrote:
|   > replacement of <font> with <span> is already great by itself, and
|   > things like
|
|   span doesn't replace font (except in as much as any attribute of font
|   is allowed on any other inline element).  Although it is common for

ok, do you have better replacement for the FONT tag?
Yes, you can replace <FONT></FONT> even with <TABLE><TR><TD></TD></TR></TABLE>
but *why* you may want to do this?..

|   authoring tools and cut and paste coders to use span as though it
|   were an equivalent for font, it should, actually, only be used as a
|   last resort, when there is no more precise structural element that can
|   be styled.

so, how you suppose to change color inline? (word "suppose" in this sentence?)

|
|   E.g. a second level heading that should have a particular appearance
|   should have the style applied to the h2, not as a span within it.
|

I would prefer to use DIV instead of H2, as different browsers have different 
opinion what H2 tag is :-(
And of course you need to change color/font for that DIV, and do not use SPAN 
for that task.

|   > there is no warranty that TABLEs will be supported by future (X)HTML
|   > sepcifications. And Tables module is *optional* in CSS3 - it is *not
|
|   In reality, mass market browsers will continue to support legacy
|   versions of HTML until authors stop using them.  In fact, this is the

question is: * how important those _mass market browsers_ *?
I am going to buy Sharp Zaurus PDA when it's available. It doesn't have MS IE 
or Netscape, and I can't care less about those browsers.
Most likely, I will replace Opera coming with Zaurus with Konq/E, and will 
make content in pure XML+CSS - just not to waste its resources. 

|   reason why one should write to the minimum version of HTML that does the
|   job (which may mean writing to a pre-tables version then using styles
|   (link should work on new browsers).

But don't you think that HTML is somewhat *overhead* (*overkill*) for a 
typical Net device?
I can understand why PDA still should support Tables (and "classic" HTML).
But do you want your Microwave Owen to support HTML, too?
What about ATMs and vending machines?..

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