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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 16:57:56 +1000
To: "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tqywaim064w2qv@id-c0020>

On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 16:51:55 +1000, David Woolley  
<forums@david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:06:43 +1000, David Woolley  
>> <forums@david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
>>> The structural elements are identified in the style sheet.
>>  Huh?
> In order to render the document it should not be necessary to know the  
> structural significance of the elements; at least that's the ideal.

Seems like a weird ideal to me. Where can I see this in practice?

> [...]
>>  Domain specific formats would just be converted to HTML. It's already  
>> being done.
> I think you have basically decided that HTML is the presentational  
> language for XML documents.  In reality that is a hack to make use of  
> HTML browsers.  I don't believe that was ever the intention behind XML.

(X)HTML is the document exchange language for the web. XML is just a  
simplification of SGML.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2007 06:58:58 UTC

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