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Re: [CSS21] Please endorse xml:id

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 22:22:51 -0700
Message-ID: <000e01c57a0f$196e3c00$3201a8c0@TERRA>
To: "J. King" <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com>
Cc: "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J. King" <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com>
To: "Andrew Fedoniouk" <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: [CSS21] Please endorse xml:id

| On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:59:41 -0400, Andrew Fedoniouk
| <news@terrainformatica.com> wrote:
| > Too many features there are HTML specific or with
| > HTML only in mind.
| Like what?

"CSS2.1 aims to reflect what CSS features are reasonably widely implemented 
for HTML and XML languages in general (rather than only for a particular XML 
language, or only for HTML)."

At least this statement tells us that CSS is designed only for HTML and some 
XML languages.

(To be precise CSS can be applicable to strongly hierarchical DOM alike 
structures of elements having 1-to-N relationship)

CSS also asumes that this DOM represents "endless tape" coming 
Consequence: famous vertical alignment.

CSS asumes that this DOM is always placed in some view having known 
dimensions and capable to set flags :hover
:active :focus :link , etc. to its elements.

And this peculiar statement:
"A user agent that supports XHTML [XHTML], but not HTML (as listed in the 
previous sentence) is not considered an HTML user agent for the purpose of 
conformance with this specification."
( http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/conform.html )

Andrew Fedoniouk.
Received on Sunday, 26 June 2005 05:22:59 UTC

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