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RE: canvas <html> <body>

From: Manos Batsis <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 09:33:42 +0300
Message-ID: <E657D8576967CF448D6AF22CB42DD2690FF273@ermhs.Athens.BrokerSystems.gr>
To: <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

> From: ewexler@stickdog.com [mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com] 

> Manos Batsis wrote:
> > XHTML demands the use of CSS by authors.
> Please clarify what you mean by "demands". 

Again, the whole purpose of XHTML (besides being an XML application) is
to further separate content and presentation information. Most XHTML
DTDs are a transitive medium towards this, with XHTML1.1/strict/basic as
the final targets. Just check out the DTDs. You cannot use all those
HTML4.0 display-oriented attributes. That is because CSS is supposed to
serve for this purpose.

> There is no 
> requirement of 
> CSS in XHTML specifications.

If you do want to have some display control such as choosing fonts and
colors, you are required to use CSS.


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