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Re: [CSS21] Examples

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 16:28:46 +0200
Message-ID: <1889211155.20051017162846@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

On Monday, October 17, 2005, 7:57:23 AM, Ian wrote:

IH> On Wed, 31 Aug 2005, Chris Lilley wrote:
>> [...] is "example" content, or is it added using styling?

IH> Both, it varies on a case by case basis.

>> >> IH> All examples have the word "example" in their "class" attribute, which is
>> >> IH> (as described in that section) used to style the paragraphs appropriately.
>> >> 
>> >> Great. Please say so in the spec.
>> IH> Refering to the markup used is quite inappropriate. It would help almost
>> IH> none of our readers, and probably just confuse the beginners.

Treating all your readers as fools is not a good way forward. If someone
is reading a specification on adding styling to marked-up documents, its
clear that they know what markup is.

>> No, it would then make it clear that the styling is done based on
>> semantic classes.

IH> It would make that not in the least bit clear, since many of our readers
IH> have no idea what that means.

Which takes us right back to useful examples.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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