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Re: [CSS21] Examples

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 03:35:20 +0200
Message-ID: <465852525.20050831033520@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On Tuesday, August 30, 2005, 10:35:28 PM, Ian wrote:

IH> On Tue, 30 Aug 2005, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> 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'?
>> IH> Because it depends on the configuration of the user agent.
>> Which, the color or the text?

IH> Both.

>> If the latter, please state that the author style sheet adds the word 
>> Example and that the user style sheet might over ride this (if that is 
>> what is happening). If not, then I don't understand your comment about 
>> configuration.

IH> At this point in the specification it would be silly to refer to future 
IH> parts of the specification since it is the part of the spec that is 
IH> explaining how to read those future parts.

That does not seem to respond to the original point at all. It doesn't
answer the question - is "example" content, or is it added using

>> IH> All examples have the word "example" in their "class" attribute, which is
>> IH> (as described in that section) used to style the paragraphs appropriately.
>> Great. Please say so in the spec.

IH> Refering to the markup used is quite inappropriate. It would help almost
IH> none of our readers, and probably just confuse the beginners.

No, it would then make it clear that the styling is done based on
semantic classes.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
Received on Wednesday, 31 August 2005 01:35:28 UTC

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