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RE: [XHTML2] exclude switch and case as presentational

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 09:50:47 -0400
To: "'Laurens Holst'" <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c5701e$e8944c90$6401a8c0@bosshog>

Laurens Holst wrote:
> The alternative is to just script it using Javascript. Not that
> difficult, and perfect separation of content, behaviour and style.

Which begs the question: how close to this ideal is XHTML 2 striving for?
*SHOULD* it be absolute and strict?  Or is there room for 'wiggle'?

David Whooley suggests (if I read this right) that switch and case elements
are, "...presentational/behavioural elements and therefore shouldn't be in a
structural language."  I tend to agree, and pose this general question to
all - is David right?  Is this the future of XHTML 2?  Is this strict
separation of content and behaviour what is required, or should these types
of behavioral (attributes? functions?) remain?

Just curious...

John Foliot  foliot@wats.ca
Web Accessibility Specialist / Co-founder of WATS.ca
Web Accessibility Testing and Services
Phone: 1-613-482-7053
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