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Re: Are there W3C definitions of presentation and content?

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 13:32:48 +0100
Message-ID: <4333F5F0.4050403@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

White Lynx wrote:

> What if you want to format TEI (Text Encoding Initiative, markup language similar to DocBook) pages? Some versions of TEI encode links in form:
> <xref url="http://www.tei-c.org">Text Encoding Initiative</xref>
> You can format TEI documents with CSS and view them in browser, but links won't work as no browser supports TEI natively. With CSS linking extensions it is possible to actuate link above and emulate native support
> xref[url] {link:attr(url);}

> For comparison languages like DocBook and TEI have hundreds of elements with specific semantical role. 

But is it the role of CSS to define the *behaviour* of a user agent when 
it encounters those hundreds of elements?

Patrick H. Lauke
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