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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 02:22:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Pemberton <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0602040216520.2856@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, Steven Pemberton wrote:
>
> > 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.
> 
> The WG has decided to suspend this issue (ie decide whether to include 
> the style attribute or not) until after last call.

Um, it would seem that this issue would have to be resolved _before_ last 
call, otherwise we could not make a complete review of the document during 
last call. Therefore this does not satisfy my request.

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