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Re: [CSS] Would be nice if...

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 08:35:06 +0000
Message-Id: <0D5A66A2-423A-4EAA-AD63-9B47B91A1946@dorward.me.uk>
To: CSS Style <www-style@w3.org>

On 10 Jan 2008, at 18:42, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> Christoph Päper wrote:

> But I am always wondering why people think that word 'style' is  
> only about visual style.
> It could be behavioral style too. And behavioral style can be  
> related to visual style.
> In case of <input type="range"> @step may trigger appearance of  
> spin buttons. Which are also related to visual style.

When function is specified, it is expressed using form. CSS is  
concerned with the form, HTML is concerned with the function.

<h1> may trigger the appearance of large font sizes, which are visual  
style - but CSS lets you say "Use a larger font size" not "Be a top  
level heading".

It might be reasonable to add something to CSS that causes spin  
buttons to be rendered, but setting bounds for a control is function,  
not form.

> 2) keep HTML as purely semantic language.

A potentially worthwhile goal, but making HTML purely semantic at the  
expense of stopping CSS being purely presentational would be one step  
forward and then another step back.

David Dorward
Received on Friday, 11 January 2008 08:35:19 UTC

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