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RE: Embed attribute for LINK element

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 13:19:28 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB53F3F94@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
> From:	Matthew Brealey [SMTP:thelawnet@yahoo.com]
> They can see it, but they won't be able to appreciate all the styles in
> the style sheet - if they view a fully strict page offline without the
> style sheet, it will look very ugly - no line heights, no margins, no
> colour, etc. You can't surely be suggesting that this is satisfactory.
	He doesn't mean syntactically correct, he means
	semantically correct as well, e.g.

	<H1>Top Level Heading</H1>


	<P STYLE="TLH">Top Level Heading</P>

	or, more likely:

	<span style="font-family.....">Top Lwvel Heading</span><br>

	Such pages can work well text only, braille,
	or spoken.

	However, for 98% of authors, they are not going
	to get written.  Unfortunately those authors are 
	also the ones who are not going to provide the
	meta data to help the browser decide when to 
	snapshot the stylesheet.

	If the authoring tools add this information using
	heuristics, then the browser can do the same, and it
	better for the browser to do so.

	(Heights and fonts should not be a problem as the user
	can provide a style sheet which reflects how they can
	most easily read the content.  If they are sbsolutely
	essential, you should use a page description languague,
	like PDF, as you are waiving HTML's accessibility 
Received on Tuesday, 18 January 2000 08:23:04 UTC

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