RE: ACTION-982: style sheets

If you've transformed all the HTML that the CSS is intended for then
surely, whether the CSS is marked as mobile or not, it may simply be

Apologies if I am missing your point.

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Eduardo Casais
> Sent: 23 June 2009 12:59
> To:
> Subject: RE: ACTION-982: style sheets
> > Surely a prohibition on transforming
> > style sheets is only relevant if
> > the content that they refer to has not itself been
> > transformed? Given
> > caching considerations etc. how can one assess whether this
> > is the case
> > or not?
> Actually, the decision to transform and the
> mode of transformation of style sheets and
> markup documents are different. Markup and CSS
> are structured differently, so one cannot
> conflate decisions to transform them.
> A couple of examples:
> a) HTML markup, with several style sheet links
> each corresponding to different media types
> (i.e. alternative external style sheets);
> the markup might be transformed to mobile,
> but that style sheet marked "handheld" will
> not.
> b) Several different markup documents, for
> mobile and desktop, each pointing to the same
> style sheet; the CSS file relies upon @media
> to encapsulate rules relevant for each media
> type. The variant markup for handheld is not
> altered (need not be), whereas the style
> sheet might be purged of its non-handheld
> specific rules -- but the handheld-specific
> rules are preserved.
> c) Both markup and style sheet are for mobile,
> but each in different character encodings.
> Depending on the terminal capabilities, one,
> or the other, or both might be re-encoded.
> The essential point is that what is valid for
> markup is also valid for CSS: if the markup is
> unambiguously for mobile, by convention do
> not touch it (except if absolutely necessary
> and meaningful); similarly, if the CSS is
> unambiguously for mobile, by convention do not
> touch it (except if absolutely necessary and
> meaningful).
> E.Casais

Received on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 12:11:26 UTC