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Re: Simple template-based editing

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 21:59:47 +1000
Message-ID: <43411D33.30402@lachy.id.au>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org

Daniel Glazman wrote:
> ...copy/paste must preserve [presentation] if needed, w/o having to
> resolve, factorize and rewrite selectors or XPath between two document
> instances (do s/editability/presentation and you have the best argument
> for the existence of the style attibute).

Actually, no.  If you factor in the need for separation of presentation 
from content, you have the best argument against preserving presentation 
in copy & paste operations, which, IMHO, should never be done by editors 
under any circumstances; or at least not by default, as is unfortunately 
common these days.  The structure and semantics should be preserved, but 
the presentation should match that of the destination document, not the 
source document.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Monday, 3 October 2005 12:00:06 UTC

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