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Re: Proposed ::last-line and ::last-letter selectors

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 23:18:25 +0100
Message-ID: <44E24831.1010204@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:

> Sometimes things are done as the lesser of two evils.  If CSS didn't have
> a blink, authors would still use the effect, but they would either 
> a proprietary presentational markup element or a proprietary CSS 
> extension.

Surely the latter two options /are/ the lesser of the two evils :
users who choose to use either of the latter two to achieve
what is generally regarded as a highly undesirable effect clearly
identify themselves as being neither concerned about standards
nor concerned about the received wisdom pertaining to the effect
they are setting out to accomplish.  By incorporating
"text-decoration: blink" into CSS, the CSS WG are (IMHO)
sadly giving tacit approval to the effect's use :-(

Philip Taylor
Received on Tuesday, 15 August 2006 22:16:23 UTC

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