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Re: Why Binding Scripting in Style Layer Conflates Semantics

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 15:20:59 +0000
Message-ID: <43887D5B.3050706@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Shelby Moore wrote:

> Now I know the XBL proponents want to think that if a <select> is
> implemented by XBL code as a list of <a> hyperlinks, then the semantics
> haven't changed because <select> is in the markup, not <a>s.  But if I
> accepted that logic, then I can put on Halloween mask and tell everyone I
> am Modzilla, and that means it is true.  We don't want to create an
> architecture for a "web of deception".

Actually, based on what you say in the beginning, the mask example would 
be: you can put on a mask and act like Modzilla, but underneath you're 
still Shelby (the <select> is putting on a mask of <a>s, but the 
semantics in the markup still say it's a <select>).

Patrick H. Lauke
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