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Re: [CSS21] Make XHTML <body> magic just like HTML <body>

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 07:41:06 +0100
Message-ID: <46246C02.1000305@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Simon Pieters wrote:
> 
> Not saying that you do, but if you are implying it is a good thing to 
> scare authors away from using XHTML by having unnecessary differences 

The ideal for XML + CSS is that, for a marked up text document (as
against something like SVG), given the document and the style sheet, it
should be possible to render it accurately, at least for non-behavioural
features, without any prior knowledge of the actual XML application in use.

There are still limitations in the ability to do this, and things
like embedded style sheets are real problems; but it is the target.

To achieve this and preserve the HTML special case for XHTML, one
would really need to include an extra attribute in every XHTML
style sheet to tell a user agent that did not know about XHTML that
it needed to use special rules.
Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:41:25 GMT

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