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

From: David Dorward <david@us-lot.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 07:41:55 +0000
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20051216074155.GA27392@us-lot.org>

On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 05:57:23PM -0800, Noah Scales wrote:

> You wrote: "You're not applying meaning, you're
> applying a look."
> If you think a hyperlink is just a look

Since CSS can't do that, all that is left is "just a look".

> So you think it's OK that "hypertext" is a value of the "display"
> CSS attribute?


(a) It isn't 

(b) The display property doesn't (and shouldn't as it makes no sense)
change the way an element behaves (e.g. making clicking it do

(c) How would you specify where the link would go to?

(d) It is a property not an attribute

> How about a W3C document like:
> "Custom Mark-up Techniques for Web Content
> Accessibility Guidelines 1.0"?

That's simple enough: "Convert from custom mark-up to standard mark-up
before delivering to clients."

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Friday, 16 December 2005 07:42:12 UTC

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