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Re: XBL is (mostly) W3C redundant, and CSS is wrong W3C layer for semantic behavior *markup*

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 03:13:27 +0000 (GMT)
To: Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0301020253470.15896-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Shelby Moore wrote:
> [...]

So would you agree with the following definitions?

      Of or relating to the essential nature of a thing.

   Essential nature of an element
      Its tag name.

      The intrinsic meaning of an element, for example <p> means
      "paragraph", <select> means "select one or more items from this
      list", etc.
   Defining of semantics
      The mechanism by which the intrinsic meaning of an element is
      created, changed, augmented, or subclassed.

   Non-semantic binding
      A mechanism of association that does not define semantics.

   Semantic binding
      A mechanism of association that defines semantics.

If you agree with the above, could you define "mechanism of

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