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[CSS2.1] usability suggestion

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2004 12:43:24 -0500
Message-ID: <3FF6FF3C.3050004@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org

There is a number of places in the spec where terms are used without 
linking to the term definition.  For example the "Applies To" part of 
hte "max-width" property says "all elements except non-replaced inline 
elements and table elements".  None of this is linkified; the user is 
left to guess what "table elements" are in this context.  These are 
actually defined at http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/tables.html#internal but 
that's not made clear anywhere in the spec apart from the Index.  I've 
seen at least one WG member be confused as to the meaning of "table 
element" in the CSS2.1 spec as a result....

It would be good to make both "table elements" and "non-replaced inline 
elements" links in that text and in all similar texts in the spec.

Received on Saturday, 3 January 2004 12:53:08 UTC

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