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Re: CSS and SGML document formatting

From: Scott E. Preece <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 12:29:24 -0500
Message-Id: <199604231729.MAA08422@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr
Cc: www-style@w3.org
 From: Bert Bos <Bert.Bos@sophia.inria.fr>

|  > In particular: Is there material on the extension necessary to
|  > transport the semantics now implicit in HTML (e.g. BR is empty and
|  > rendered as a line break, H1 is a heading, etc.)?
| The fact that BR is empty cannot be found in the style sheet, but must
| be extracted from the DTD. The fact that H1 is a heading is a semantic
| notion that is too abstract for the style sheet. The style sheet can
| only try to make the H1 more visible.

Still, I would hope that in validating CSS against its implied
requirements you would have tried the exercise of expressing the
"standard" browser presentation of HTML as CSS rules...


scott preece
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Received on Tuesday, 23 April 1996 13:28:47 UTC

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