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Re: Re[27]: css with attribues [hardware]

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 17:35:36 +0000
Message-Id: <7C0C2155-C0FA-4DDB-9B0F-58583C68CB04@dorward.me.uk>
To: CSS Style <www-style@w3.org>

On 22 Jan 2008, at 17:53, Brad Kemper wrote:
> Unfortunately, there is an undercurrent of opinion on this list (or  
> perhaps even a theme of the CSSWG) that authors must be protected  
> from themselves, and that the Web must be protected from authors.  
> It rears its head time and time again. There is a surprising lack  
> of the idea of "empowering authors", or "letting authors be  
> responsible for the consequences of their work", or of giving  
> designers the creative freedom to do a good or bad job based on  
> their own skill and craftsmanship.

There has to be a balance - potential benefits vs the cost of  
implementation. This particular example seems to have near zero  
benefits (I don't recall seeing any examples that demonstrate  
otherwise in the entire thread), but high costs (which I have given  
examples of).

David Dorward
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2008 17:36:03 UTC

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