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Re: Positioning HTML Elements with Cascading Style Sheets

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 1997 18:27:09 -0500
Message-ID: <32FA68CD.1CD3@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: Steve Knoblock <knoblock@worldnet.att.net>
CC: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>, www-style@w3.org
Steve Knoblock wrote:
> Paul,
> my only concern is with re-ordering entries in a list. That to me comes
> close to changing the content.
> If I have a list
> <ol>
> <li>one
> <li>two
> <li>there
> </ol>
> If it automatically renders,
> three
> two
> one
> that is close to changing content or at least the meaning.
> Not so much that it greatly bothers me though.

That would only occur if your stylesheet asked to alphabetize them or something.
Nobody is arguing in favour of *arbitrary* transformations of content. Just in
favour of mappings from the author's content to whatever he or she wants it to
look like, including character transformations.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Thursday, 6 February 1997 18:23:06 UTC

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