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Re: Question about linking CSS to XML vocabularies

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 13:10:24 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200612311310.kBVDAPA10803@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> Well... The visitor of a web site visits it visually, he/she does

If you take this position, I would suggest that your requirements on
a web document language better fit PDF, which started being unashamedly
about accurate visual reproduction and also addressed various other
things demanded by commercial users, such as some level of copy protection.

(SVG is similar, although my feeling is that PDF better supports 
accessibility.  It doesn't address other commercial wants as well as

> not really care about the tech side. Send me xml+css and I'll barely
> notice it's not html inside.

Yes.  There is one tool, marketed/given away by Apple, that basically 
constructs web pages from span, div and a, which tends to be the natural
consequence of using something vaguely like HTML, but with no intention
of doing anything but controlling visual rendering.
Received on Sunday, 31 December 2006 21:50:21 UTC

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