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

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 16:20:56 +0100
Message-ID: <125368440125.20030106162056@w3.org>
To: www-style@w3.org, John Lewis <lewi0371@mrs.umn.edu>

On Monday, January 6, 2003, 4:36:20 AM, John wrote:

JL> Shelby wrote on Sunday, January 5, 2003 at 11:55:59 AM:

>> Thus CSS "display" controls semantics because it admits it is not
>> conforming (in this case).

JL> I disagree, for a very simple reason: CSS does not say *why* UAs may
JL> ignore the display property.

JL> You assume it's because doing so would cause them to be nonconforming.
JL> I assume it's because UAs that have gone to the trouble of
JL> implementing all of CSS except the display property should be allowed
JL> to call themselves conforming UAs. We're both equally wrong to assume
JL> anything. At face value, the sentence is a grant of power to HTML UAs,
JL> and nothing more.

I can assert with confidence, because I was in the room at the time
that this weasel wording was added, that the intent was as John
suggested and not as Shelby proposed.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Monday, 6 January 2003 10:20:55 UTC

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