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Re: [CSS21] Please endorse xml:id

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 23:15:38 -0700
Message-ID: <001a01c57a16$79471d20$3201a8c0@TERRA>
To: "Matthew Raymond" <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Cc: "J. King" <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com>, "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew Raymond" <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
To: "Andrew Fedoniouk" <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: "J. King" <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com>; "www-style" <www-style@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: [CSS21] Please endorse xml:id


| Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
| >
| > ----- 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)."
| > (http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/about.html)
| >
| > At least this statement tells us that CSS is designed only for HTML and 
some
| > XML languages.
|
|    Is this a joke, because it seems to say the opposite to me. At best
| you could say that this statement indicates CSS favors an HTML-style
| language.
|
| > 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 )
|
|    I don't see the issue here. HTML != XHTML. Therefore, why would you
| call an XHTML-only user agent an "HTML user agent"?
|

In any case this phrase (A user agent that....)
has also grammatical problems as far as I can see.
I am not sure about my English but I think it should be written as:

"A user agent that supports XHTML [XHTML], but not HTML (as listed in the
 previous sentence) [,] is not considered [as] an HTML user agent for the 
purpose of
 conformance with this specification."

Correct me if I am wrong.

Andrew Fedoniouk.
http://terrainformatica.com
Received on Sunday, 26 June 2005 06:15:47 GMT

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