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Re: Bidi Markup vs Unicode control characters

From: Tex Texin <tex@xencraft.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 04:52:18 -0700
Message-ID: <4301D372.53338B74@xencraft.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
CC: 'WWW International' <www-international@w3.org>

fantasai wrote:
> Tex Texin wrote:
> > It is not clear to me that we need to insist on the document being
> > coherent without css.
> >
> > There are already many other things you can do with css that have that
> > defect. If I use the :before or :after with  "content:" for example.
> >
> > Similarly, without positioning information that is in css styles, some
> > documents become unsolved jigsaw puzzles.
> Designing documents in such a way is already a broken method, as the
> document will not only break down in CSS-disabled browsers, but also
> in browsers that do not support CSS (such as certain terminal apps)
> and browsers that are not graphical (such as voice browsers).
> ~fantasai

Yes, that is the point. There are many features that enable documents to be
created that will fail if CSS is unavailable. So it didn't seem reasonable
to use that premise to argue against adding another feature. 

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