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

From: Noah Scales <noahjscales@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 13:50:17 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20051215215017.37883.qmail@web50415.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Well, I'll use CSS to define my more meaningful tags
as hypertext, hyperlinks included.  I'll let devices
interpret my custom mark-up just like they interpret
XHTML. 

-Noah

--- Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 22:27:25 +0100, Noah Scales
> <noahjscales@yahoo.com>  
> wrote:
> > You think that CSS doesn't give meaning to HTML,
> that
> > it just gives HTML mark-up display semantics.
> Sure, in
> > the same way that accompanying CSS styles my
> custom
> > hypertext mark-up. The only difference is that
> > browsers have default CSS interpretations of the
> > "meaning" of HTML coded into them.
> 
> Not just that. CSS does not define what is a link
> for example. It can  
> select a link. CSS does not have knowledge or
> anything to say regarding  
> the language of the document. Regarding what is or
> what is not a quote.  
> What is a header and what is not a header. Such
> underlying semantics are  
> quite important for devices though. (Skipping
> through
> headers, letting the user know extra information
> regarding the quote,  
> etc.) Such underlying semantics are only exposed
> because devices have  
> knowledge about the elements and not because they
> have knowledge about  
> their default style.
> 
> Which is logical, as the default style might only be
> applied for a  
> particular medium and not for all. CSS has always
> been designed as an  
> optional styling language.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>
> 
> 


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