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Re: escaping escaping

From: Philip TAYLOR [PC87S/O-XP] <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 16:57:06 +0000
Message-ID: <3DECE262.71688E6@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Wingnut <wingnut@winternet.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org

I don't think this is feasible, although I accept that
the effect is highly desirable : you are asking CSS
to affect the interpretation of the /semantics/ of
an *ML document, whereas (AFAIK) CSS is restricted
to affecting the /appearance/ of such documents.

Philip Taylor, RHBNC
Wingnut wrote:
> Hello!  Can we chew on the possibility of using CSS's...
> style='display: escaped;'
> ... where a styled-as-such elements' contents would hit the browser
> escaped (not rendered), as in HTML source text?  I probably have my
> terms screwed up, but you understand. :) I am looking for a
> container-tag or method to display html source without manually or
> dynamically escaping the lt's, gt's, quotes, amps, etc... during
> authoring.  display: escaped; sounded rather interesting so I thought
> I'd throw it to the wolves for consumption. :)  I'm still looking-into
> SOURCE, CODE, PRE, SAMP, etc.  All comments welcome.  If
> topic-wandering, email directly to me as wanted.
> Best regards!
> Uncle Wingnut
> wingnut@winternet.com
Received on Tuesday, 3 December 2002 11:57:24 UTC

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