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Re: CSS 2.1 WD and non-CSS presentational hints

From: Coises <Randy@Coises.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 22:41:52 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
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[Mon, 05 Aug 2002 06:08:42 -0700] I wrote:
>In this section:
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-CSS21-20020802/changes.html#q74
>the "CSS 2.1 Specification" working draft states:
>
>|| If presentational hints from other sources than CSS are taken
>|| into account by a UA, it must treat them as having the same weight
>|| as the user agent's default style sheet. 
>
>which is essentially the same as "CSS3 module: Cascading and inheritance"
><http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-css3-cascade-20020219/#computing>:
>
>||  If the user agent chooses to honor presentational hints from other
>||  sources than style sheets, these hints must be given the same weight
>||  as the user agent's default style sheet. This rule is intended for
>||  presentational hints in HTML.  Note that non-CSS presentational hints
>||  had a higher weight in CSS2. 
>
>
>I cannot grasp the logic of this.  It seems to me to be a great mistake.


Can't anyone explain the rationale behind this change?
If not, then why is it being changed?
-- 
Randall Joseph Fellmy aka Randy@Coises.com
Received on Tuesday, 13 August 2002 01:42:23 GMT

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