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Re: [CSS21] body { padding: 8px; } HTML40 sample stylesheet

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 08:57:12 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200307250757.h6P7vCr00443@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> So that two people, without user styles, looking at a styled page see 
> the same page to the greatest extent.

The fundamental philosophy of HTML is that it that it defines the structure,
so two presentations of a page which present the same structure are the
same page, even if one has a gap between paragraphs, whereas the other
has no gap, but indents the first line, etc.

If repeatable presentation is more important than strucuture, then you
want a page description language, like PostScript or its descendants,
PDF and SVG (although currently PDF has better support for providing
for providing structure information, amongst these).
Received on Friday, 25 July 2003 04:22:09 GMT

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