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Re: Conversion of HTML attributes to CSS2 properties

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 22:23:43 -0700
Message-ID: <000a01bdc1c3$8c4d46a0$15a8a8c0@dper>
To: "Frank Boumphrey" <bckman@ix.netcom.com>, "Style" <www-style@w3.org>
Frank Boumphrey vehemently wrote:


>>"The UA may choose to honor presentational hints from other sources than
>>style sheets, for example the FONT element or the "align" attribute in
>HTML.
>>If so, the non-CSS presentational hints must be translated to the
>>corresponding CSS rules with specificity equal to zero. The rules are
>>assumed to be at the start of the author style sheet and may be overridden
>>by subsequent style sheet rules."
>
>What this gibberish basically means is that a user agent can choose to
>display styling type tags provided there is no conflicting CSS rule!!

Close. How about: "A user agent may display HTML element styling attributes,
such as 'align', 'color', and 'face', provided there are no conflicting CSS
rules in the author stylesheet." ?

>The rest is semantics!!

I believe that's semantically incorrect. The rest is *gobbledygook*.
Semantics is what remains when the gibberish and gobbledygook are
exclusively-ORed.

David Perrell
Received on Friday, 7 August 1998 01:24:01 GMT

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