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Re: [XHTML 2] Embedding Attributes Examples

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 10:10:41 +0100
Message-ID: <033101c5642e$49ecb510$0a00000a@Snufkin>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>

[moved to www-html for discussion]
"Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
> Jim Ley wrote:
>> The Example
>>
>> <table src="temperature-graph.png" srctype="image/png">
>> ...
>> </table>
>>
>> Is poorly chosen, as it cannot be styled in a way appropriate to both a 
>> raster PNG and a table,
>
> Such issues are the domain of the stylesheet language.  The only reason 
> that example cannot be styled differently now is because CSS does not yet 
> provide a mechanism to select replaced elements.

I agree that this is much in the domain of the stylesheet language, however 
the example is misleading, in that it is currently completely useless in the 
real world, as exampled by a Working Group Member in this forum only a 
couple of days ago.

Specifications do not live in isolation, and unless XHTML 2 is going to wait 
until there is a CSS specification of the same maturity as it and requite 
that for styling, it should continue to be compatible with the CSS 2 it is 
currently referencing.

Regards,

Jim Ley. 
Received on Sunday, 29 May 2005 09:11:07 UTC

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