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Re: CSS 2.1 WD and non-CSS presentational hints

From: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 14:31:27 -0400
Message-ID: <3D61397F.2713C15E@escape.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> By loweing the weight of presentations hints, we increase the weight
> of user styles sheets. We make it easier for users to write style
> sheets that influence the presentation of documents.

Users, as has already been pointed out, generally don't know or care whether
the author uses <body> attributes or CSS to change the background of a page.
If their style rule overrides one and not the other, it will appear as a bug.

> We also signal to authors that deprecated features may actually go away one
> day.

That is /not/ the job of CSS. Has the WG not considered that CSS might be used
for a markup language where existing presentational hints are not deprecated--
or even on track to be deprecated [1]? 

[1] DocBook, for instance. http://docbook.org/

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