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Re: Question about XHTML 2.0 and content type

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 15:58:27 +0100
Message-ID: <43E4C113.2030207@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

Jim Ley schreef:
>> I looked at the specification, and I couldn't find any contradiction in the 
>> guidelines for stylesheets.
> C. 14.  says include a PI for style elements, C1 says don't include PI's...

Oh, right. I’d say that C.14 should be dropped, and replaced by a 
statement in a normative section that the user agent should recognise 
<style> and <link rel="stylesheet [alternate]"> elements and apply them 
appropriately. The only reason I can think of why the user agent would 
*not* recognise those is because it might be processed by a generic XML 
user agent with no specific support for XHTML, in which case the 
stylesheets will be worthless anyway because 99% of them assumes a 
default styling of XHTML, and class-type selectors and :link-type 
selectors won’t be matched either.

>> It seems just nit-picking for an argument not to use XHTML, imho.
> No, it's nitpicking about mistakes in specification writing, if we're just 
> dealing with what works, then tag soup works great.


I hope the HTML WG will address your issues on the contradictions.


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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