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Re: [CSS21] Examples

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 21:04:35 +0000 (UTC)
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0508272101170.27381@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Thu, 25 Aug 2005, Chris Lilley wrote:
> Hello ,
> This comment is sent from both the CDF WG and the SVG WG.
>   Examples usually have the word "example" near their start ("Example:",
>   "The following example…," "For example," etc.) and are shown in the
>   color maroon, like this paragraph.
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-CSS21-20050613/conform.html#q1
> Why 'usually'?

Because it depends on the configuration of the user agent.

> How then can a non-normative example be distinguished from normative 
> content. Please clearly mark-up all examples in a consistent way. Please 
> use document structure rather than color alone to indicate important 
> information.

All examples have the word "example" in their "class" attribute, which is 
(as described in that section) used to style the paragraphs appropriately.

> Incidentally, "this paragraph" was in black, not maroon, when using 
> several modern HTML browsers.

Yes, the draft had a publication error (it is missing some stylesheets due 
to W3C mirroring problems). This will be rectified before future 

Please let us know if this addresses your concerns.

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