Re: ReComments on Cougar DTD:

Foteos Macrides (MACRIDES@SCI.WFBR.EDU)
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 18:02:22 -0500 (EST)


Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 18:02:22 -0500 (EST)
From: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@SCI.WFBR.EDU>
Subject: Re: ReComments on Cougar DTD:
To: marcush@crc.ricoh.com
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <01I79KZ0F7S200009O@SCI.WFBR.EDU>

"Marcus E. Hennecke" <marcush@crc.ricoh.com> wrote:
>On Fri, 19 Jul 1996 17:16:48 -0500, murray@spyglass.com (Murray Altheim) wrote:
>> galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet) writes:
>> >Bleh. Is it really that much easier to implement
>> >HR { src = "foo.gif" } than <HR SRC="foo.gif"> for a browser developer?
>> 
>> It sure is if you have to do it fifty times. Or five hundred times. Note
>> that stylesheets can be internal (to one document) or can be external
>> files, referenced by an entire server's content. And the author can make a
>> modification to one file rather than every instance of a style feature.
>
>Actually, <HR SRC> was not part of the DTD snippet that I offered and
>that Dave was referring to although <UL SRC> and <LI SRC> were.
>
>I find the current Cougar DTD to be inconsistent. On the one hand we 
>have <BR CLEAR=ALL>, but when it comes to <P CLEAR=ALL>, all of a sudden
>it is a style sheet issue. Similarly with <UL TYPE=PLAIN>. Why not allow
>it when we already allow <UL TYPE=DISC>?
>
>It makes more sense to move the SRC attribute of UL and LI to style sheets,
>given that no popular browser has implemented it anyway (although it would
>have been really nice and it would not have inhibited the use of style
>sheets). Authors will then probably use something like:
>
><UL STYLE="list-style: url(http://foo.com/bar.gif) disc">
>
>if they have to.

	How would you handle <OL CONTINUE> via a style sheet or STYLE
attribute?

				Fote

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