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Re[2]: comments on 2002-12-12 XHTML 2.0 WD

From: Alexander Savenkov <w3@hotbox.ru>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 20:12:42 +0300
Message-ID: <1607343850.20021230201242@hotbox.ru>
To: www-html@w3.org, Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-html-0006@earth.li>
CC: Daniel Glazman <glazou_2000@yahoo.fr>

Hello Tim, Daniel, Mikko, everyone,

2002-12-18T22:26:31Z Tim wrote:
> At 2002-12-18T16:54+0200, Mikko Rantalainen wrote:-

>> Daniel Glazman wrote:

>>> 9. Link types should allow "icon" for rel/rev. That's proposed by

>> I'm not sure how aural browsers should render the icon but I think we
>> need to provide similar support for those too.

> The site designer could choose to provide another icon of audio/* type; an
> aural browser might render such icons when presenting a list of pages to
> the user (whether for bookmarks, buffer selection, history, etc.). It
> could even be served from the same URI, using content negotiation,
> avoiding the need for an extra link element on every page.  Therefore all
> that is required is that the specification be written so as not to
> preclude the use of icons that are not images.

> It is however not entirely clear to me that icons do not belong in style
> sheets - they are, after all, essentially entirely presentational. On the
> face of it, icons of this sort do not fit into the CSS framework
> particularly well, as they seem applicable only to whole pages (or usually
> collections of pages), whereas CSS would tend to allow an icon to be
> suggested for any element(s) in a document; OTOH it is certainly not
> impossible to envisage ways in which icons for elements within a document
> might be used (e.g. an automatically generated outline).
Have a look at http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-ui-20020802#box-model.
According to the draft there's no need in "icon" value for <link>'s
'rel' attribute.

  Alexander "Croll" Savenkov                  http://www.thecroll.com/
  w3@hotbox.ru                                     http://croll.da.ru/
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