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[XHTML2] Spirit of "1.1.3. XHTML 2 and Presentation"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 23:06:44 +0000 (UTC)
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org, xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0505282259480.32387@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

XHTML2's "1.1.3. XHTML 2 and Presentation" section says:

# XHTML 2 takes HTML back to these roots, by removing all presentation 
# elements, and subordinating all presentation to style sheets.

This, while technically true, does not seem completely consistent with the 
inclusion of the style="" attribute (in section 27 XHTML Style Attribute 
Module). I feel that the intent of removing all presentational aspects 
from the language is to be applauded and would like to ask for the purely 
presentational style="" attribute to be removed.

If it is to remain in XHTML2, however, a clear indication of its purpose 
should be given, so as to explain the conflict between its presence and 
the sentiment of section 1.1.3.

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