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Re: Re[13]: css with attribues

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 14:04:28 +0000
Message-Id: <2CFE2056-908C-49D3-9638-461AB72A57C7@dorward.me.uk>
To: CSS Style <www-style@w3.org>

On 16 Jan 2008, at 13:32, Dmitry Turin wrote:
>>> But what is the non-presentational attributes ?
> DD> accept-charset, accept, accesskey, action, archive
> I have unconsciously excluded service attributes.

Any specification that comes out of this would have to deal with them  

> DD> abbr, alt, axis
> They are used to explain element's content in special case
> (mouse is over, blind browser) -
> they are not perceptible by user _always, constantly_.
> These are sooner decorative possililities.

No. The information might not be presented to all users under all  
circumstances, but that does not make them decorative.

> Let me raise once again
> http://html60.euro.ru/site/html60/en/author/forxml_eng.htm

This does not seem to relate to the setting of attributes from CSS.

> Returing to gold of discussion:
> if author move mentioned attributes into css-file,
> then they become inaccessible for UA, not downloading css-file.
> First, loss is not great even now.

That depends what attributes the author moves into the presentation  
layer (CSS /is/ a presentation layer). Having, for instance, the alt  
text moved there would pose a serious problem to users without images.

> Second, upgrade of robots (to append attributes from css-file
> to tree of elements) is relatively small job,

As I've explained, this is NOT a "relatively small job". It would  
require major rewrites for many user agents.

David Dorward
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2008 14:04:55 UTC

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