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Re: bordercolor

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 23:41:09 -0400
Message-ID: <004301bfad9e$eefa91e0$84b3aec7@prioritynetworks.net>
To: "jane hoya" <hoyaj@gusun.georgetown.edu>, <www-html@w3.org>
Jane,

I should first make clear that this is purely a personal opinion, and not an
official opinion of the HTML WG.

The overwhelming feeling is that XHTML should move towards dis-associating
document structure from display. This makes sense if you believe the
marketers who tell us that by 2002 75% of web page access are not going to
be on PC's. Thw WG is edging towards this ideal.

IMO we should concentrate on getting  browser makers to implement CSS!

> ps. i find it frightening that many of the people who make decisions
> about HTML never really give it full use b/c they're too busy in
> committee meetings, or whatever

I can assure you that a lot of people 'people who make decisions
 about HTML'  really do develop web pages, and really do care about making
things easy for developers. My aim (which is shared by most in the XHTML WG)
is to be able to write one set of pages that can be viewed on any platform
or user-agent.

Frank Boumphrey
----- Original Message -----
From: jane hoya <hoyaj@gusun.georgetown.edu>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2000 4:53 PM
Subject: bordercolor


> I have searched for (and failed to find) any discussions on bordercolors
> since 1998.  MS, with all of its problems, had a good idea when it
> included support for bordercolors in IE. It should be a standard part of
> HTML as it SAVES A LOT OF TIME.
>
> While HTML standards should be developed with an eye on clarity,
> quality, and attention to detail on the part of the author, the whole
> point of the language is to make it easy to render things on a browser.
> Why not make it easy on ourselves?
>
> ps. i find it frightening that many of the people who make decisions
> about HTML never really give it full use b/c they're too busy in
> committee meetings, or whatever.
>
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