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Re: styling xml with css - copying xml attribute values into CSS attribute values

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 00:12:17 +0100
To: "Noah Scales" <noahjscales@yahoo.com>, "Laurens Holst" <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.s1qv2rvj64w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 23:57:47 +0100, Noah Scales <noahjscales@yahoo.com>  
>  CSS should let custom tagsets have the same or more expressive  
> graphical semantics than XHTML has now. Those semantics will make many  
> webpages MORE meaningful to people and machines, and make writing  
> webpages doable for people without XHTML knowledge (so long as a CSS  
> stylesheet is lurking somewhere).

CSS is designed to be an optional layer. The whole point of using known  
elements is that the page remains meaningful without it. For example,  
Google does not render the page graphically. It does not read CSS files  
attached to documents, etc.

> DTD's or schemas can be included to make sure that the display is  
> created properly, once major browsers can validate XML.

Validation has nothing to do with displaying a page properly. Display is  
defined even if the page is not valid.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 13 December 2005 23:12:30 UTC

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