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Re: [Selectors4] Semantic Pseudo Elements

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 21:49:33 +0200
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Patrick Garies:
> Are any such markup language creators trying to solve this problem or is this problem entirely theoretical?

It is mostly theoretical.

> Can any of those languages be used independently of HTML (with their own file extensions and MIME types) or are they all shorthand syntaxes meant to be converted to HTML (…)?

They are usually considered input formats, to be transformed into HTML, LaTeX, Docbook, man pages, PDF etc. 

There has never evolved a standard “lightweight markup language” – as the Wikipedia article is called – for plain text e-mail, so you see many variations there, but that would be a place where you see it verbatim.

> Or are you proposing that it should be possible to bypass HTML in an HTML document (…)?


> On the issue of email, how exactly do I attach a style sheet to a plain text email?

Possibly a MIME header. Even if mail user agents only allowed heir own and perhaps user stylesheets, but not author CSS, a standard format would make sense.

> Why is the current situation where email clients (…) automatically underline _text like this_ (…) not good enough?

What would you do if you wanted to change underlining to italics, assuming the e-mail client uses CSS internally?
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