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Re: In support of the "line space" (nee <hr>)

From: Lorenzo De Tomasi <lorenzo.detomasi@libero.it>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 15:07:46 +0200
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on 21-08-2002 12:10, Chris Mannall at chris.mannall@hecubagames.com wrote:

> Regardless of which side you fall on the "hr is structure" versus "hr is
> presention" argument, these attributes are clearly all presentational
> and therefore undesirable. The general consensus is that XHTML should
> have nothing to do with presentation beyond linking to an external
> stylesheet or declaring an internal stylesheet.
> 
> Everything you've suggested here can be easily achieved with CSS:
> 
> hr {
> margin-top:5px; margin-bottom:5px;
> width:75%;
> border-width:1px; border-style:groove;
> }

I think that default presentational attributes are very important and must
be suggested by W3C with the proposal of spreading
1. a good visual design education
2. a well structured information architecture
3. and a right use of specific words [avoiding the use of generic words in
favor of technical words related to each knowledge field (i.e typography,
graphic design, information architecture, bibliography, etc.)]

The precise definition of a presentation standard for each element is very
important for a correct rendering in each browser/media, avoiding
differences in the renderings as happened in the past between MSIE and
Netscape (i.e. button dimensions, window dimensions, etc.)

What do you think?
Received on Wednesday, 21 August 2002 09:07:49 GMT

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