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Re: [XHTML2] Spirit of "1.1.3. XHTML 2 and Presentation" (PR#7759)

From: Steven Pemberton <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 10:33:32 -0600 (CST)
To: ian@hixie.ch
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org,
Message-Id: <20060113163332.EBF857B6E1@hades.mn.aptest.com>

> XHTML2's "1.1.3. XHTML 2 and Presentation" section says:
> # XHTML 2 takes HTML back to these roots, by removing all presentation 
> # elements, and subordinating all presentation to style sheets.
> This, while technically true, does not seem completely consistent with the 
> inclusion of the style="" attribute (in section 27 XHTML Style Attribute 
> Module). I feel that the intent of removing all presentational aspects 
> from the language is to be applauded and would like to ask for the purely 
> presentational style="" attribute to be removed.
> If it is to remain in XHTML2, however, a clear indication of its purpose 
> should be given, so as to explain the conflict between its presence and 
> the sentiment of section 1.1.3.

Thanks for your comment.

The world seems to be bi-modal on this issue, with strong feelings on both

The WG has decided to suspend this issue (ie decide whether to include the style
attribute or not) until after last call.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton
For the HTML WG
Received on Tuesday, 17 January 2006 16:52:11 UTC

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