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Re: [CSS21] Media types

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 21:45:06 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200407262045.i6QKj6h00905@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> However the statement "user agents may have different modes which support  
> different media types" can be open to interpretation - no definition of  
> 'mode' is given.

I think, basically, it means that a user can choose the media type for
which the user agent renders, and it is even possible, as for example
with Amaya's GUI, structure tree and text mode display.

However, from what you said in a response to an off list comment, I
think your real problem here is with document object models, in that
parallel rendering in different media types could result in different
values in each rendering and if the document is perverse enough to
actually manipulate the object model based on these different values,
one could get some very strange interactions, or would have to have
completely separate scripting contexts (which would prevent the user
hopping between the different renderings).
Received on Monday, 26 July 2004 16:47:21 UTC

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