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Re: Re[6]: css with attribues (was: Re[2]: [CSS] Would be nice if...)

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:39:10 +0000
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To: CSS Style <www-style@w3.org>

On 11 Jan 2008, at 14:04, Dmitry Turin wrote:
> DD> It also needs to implement media types
> Strongly disagreed !
> Now we don't assign or not assign attributes depending media types.

Well, that is one way to make error checking difficult. "If the link  
element has as a media attribute with a value other than all, then  
the stylesheet is not allowed to contain semantics".

> DD> do something about the case where the style sheet
> DD> is still downloading
> Re-rendering during downloading. I'm sure,
> that very small quantity of attributes will be migrated to CSS
> (because author will specify such attributes in CSS,
> which attributes he use in suppressing majority of documents),

I don't understand what you are trying to say here.

> so re-rendering will be in very small quantity of places.

The user agent would still need to support it.

> DD> It is significantly more complicated then simply parsing HTML.
> This depend of nature of browser engine - to what is it more similar:
> to end-to-end linear transformation of html-text into screen image;

Screen image? There are plenty of user agents which don't output to  
the screen. GoogleBot springs to mind.

David Dorward
Received on Friday, 11 January 2008 15:39:39 UTC

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