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

From: Noah Scales <noahjscales@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 16:43:05 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20051214004305.75751.qmail@web50414.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hi, Anne.
  You wrote:
  "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."

  Yes, you are right, Google does not read CSS files as I described. But  it could once CSS can specify full XHTML functionality for any mark-up  language that has CSS to describe the language's display semantics to a  browser.
 Single mark-up languages with default display  semantics understood by all browsers may in future be accompanied by  arbitrary mark-up languages whose display properties are expressed  using CSS. Validating browsers could enforce design specifications  whenever a design-specific markup language is used in a browser. By  "Design specifications", I mean specs like  "all Company X  webpages have a left border", not "All H1 headings are sans-serif". The  latter example is specified by the CSS modifying the XML.

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