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Re: [BULK] - Re: [XHTML2] Spirit of "1.1.3. XHTML 2 and Presentation" (PR#7759)

From: Ben Ward <ben@ben-ward.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 21:41:30 +0000
Message-ID: <ef5d0f2f0602201341l63539c0bv3d497ab81a0c82b6@mail.gmail.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 2/20/06, Paul Mitchell <paul@paul-mitchell.me.uk> wrote:
>  If the standard were something like "unless explicitly specified otherwise,
> in all tagged documents, in all contexts, <style> and <script> elements are
> browser directives and not to be considered part of document content", don't
> you think implementors everywhere would cheer and get busy adapting,
> designing and coding?
>
Not at all, I'm afraid Paul.

XML goes so, so, so far beyond the browser that placing elements named
as usefullly as "script" and "style" outside of a namespace is really
not a good idea at all. Generic XML is used in worlds away from
styling and scripting where 'reserving' these two elements would be at
worst be highly destructive to data formats and at best a royal
frustration.

Ben
Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2006 02:12:33 GMT

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