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Formal Response to My issue on styling embedding attributes.

From: Jim Ley <jim.ley@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 00:10:30 +0100
Message-ID: <851c8d31050526161062b9bd53@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org

Dear HTML Editor

I note from the issue tracker that my issue 7655
<URL: http://hades.mn.aptest.com/cgi-bin/xhtml2-issues/EmbeddingAttrs?id=7655 >
Claims to have been rejected, I have recieved no formal response to
this issue, can you please re-send the response and archive it on this
list where it is appropriate.

I do not know why it was rejected (or how it can be approved and
implemented and rejected at the same time, but understand that is an
artifact of the issue tracker) however from the note:

"We understand that fallbacks might have different sizes. This is really an
issue for the author. The flexibility far outweighs the risk that things will
render in unpredictable ways. "

I would say that this response is unacceptable to me, the mark-up does
not give authors sufficient expressibility to take care of this,
consider the original example:

<table src="temperature-graph.png" type="image/png" id="weather">
<caption>Average monthly temperature over the last 20
years</caption>
<tr><th>Jan</th><th>Feb</th><th>Mar</th><th>Apr</th><th>May</th><th>Jun</th>
    <th>Jul</th><th>Aug</th><th>Sep</th><th>Oct</th><th>Nov</th><th>Dec</th>
</tr>
<tr><td> 4</td><td> 2</td><td>
7</td><td>
9</td><td>13</td><td>16</td>
    <td>17</td><td>17</td><td>14</td><td>11</td><td>
7</td><td> 4</td>
</tr>
<!-- 19 more rows for the other 19 years>
</table>

there is no way to provide a stylesheet that addresses the two cases,
the image requires:

#weather: height:200px;width:500px;
and the table requires:
#weather { border:1px solid black; }
#weather tr {background-color:black;color:white; border:1px solid red; }
#weather td {background-color:#ccc;color:black; border:1px solid red; }
etc.

The markup does not provide sufficient expressibility to achieve this.
 There is no way the user can use this feature and achieve sufficient
styling.

I therefore reject the resolution, although once I recieve a copy of
the original formal response rather than just being able to read a
note, the situation may be clarified for me.

Regards,

Jim Ley.
Received on Thursday, 26 May 2005 23:10:43 GMT

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