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Re: Simple template-based editing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 17:11:58 +0000 (UTC)
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0509291707060.23945@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005, Bert Bos wrote:
> Presumably, the server will check what you send back, but assuming that 
> you are trying to do the right thing, it would be good if the server 
> could tell your browser/editor in a machine-readable way what changes 
> are allowed.

Indeed. However, this seems like a semantic thing, not a stylistic thing. 
You wouldn't want the document to only be editable if it was styled, for 
instance. You'd want it to be editable regardless of what stylesheet was 

IE invented contentEditable for doing something similar to what you 
describe, btw. (contentEditable is being specified in the WHATWG specs:
...so that it can be more interoperably implemented in other UAs.)

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