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Re: New layout language.

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 20:45:19 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200507061945.j66JjJX08795@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> It also finally allows separation of overhead content (navigation,
> headers, footers, ToC, indexes, sitemaps, etc) away from the actual
> document removing the need for content managment systems. Content

In my view the right way of doing this was with link, but, also,
in my view, the browser vendors saw themselves as catering to
the Adobe market.  Link rel and rev attribute values have existed
for some of these from very early.

> management systems exist to merge content with all the other things
> that currently go into a page. This would no longer be necessary.

I would agree that CMSes are making up for failings in browsers and
have seriously compromised one of the design aims of HTML, namely
that any competent secretary should be able to write it.

By concentrating on presentation, browsers have allowed things like
link to atrophy, rather than allowing it to be used to assemble the
related material in the browser.
Received on Wednesday, 6 July 2005 22:22:08 GMT

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