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Re: Five new proposals about CSS

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 12:08:05 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c8010510160908x542bfdeah3a3dff87989b7155@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

On 10/16/05, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> > What if the author of the poem decided to put certain words in red, for
> > instance? What then? Or how about futurist poems where the layout,
> > colour, line work, etc are all part of the author's intention? With the
> > poetry argument we may as well abandon the whole "separation of content
> > and presentation" entirely then...
> Well.  At some point I'd draw the line and include a graphic of the poem.  ;)
> In PDF or SVG or something else reasonably accessible if that's needed.  Because
> that's running into the "the presentation is the content" end of the spectrum.
> But italics come up in other cases too (eg consider a tutorial on typographic
> conventions).
> Whethere there are enough use cases to justify keeping them is debatable, of
> course (hence this debate).

I think you have to remove all cases where styling is content from
your semantic categories. I could have an article about various
typefaces like Times New Roman, but that doesn't mean we should
reintroduce <font>. Any time you write about something about
presentation, that presentation shouldn't be marked up with a semantic
equivalent, but rather should be encoded in an image or a PDF;
something that will garuntee its survival once rendered.

<b> and <i> should be removed, but that's another working group's issue.

Also, when emphasis or strong are hit, they are spoken using pauses
and increases in volume.


Orion Adrian
Received on Sunday, 16 October 2005 16:08:13 UTC

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