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Check for CSS seems less useful than test for use of deprecated elements (e.g., font, center, strike, i, b, u)

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Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:53:05 +0000
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Name: Detlev Fischer
Email: fischer@dias.de
Affiliation: DIAS GmbH
Document: TD
Item Number: C22
Part of Item: Tests
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: Check for CSS seems less useful than test for use of deprecated elements (e.g., font, center, strike, i, b, u)
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
The lack of styling through CSS does not create in itself a real problem if semantic HTML markup is adhered to. Testing whether CSS has been applied appropriately seems difficult to do for all possible purposes. 

When saying "Check whether CSS properties were used to control the visual presentation of text" the problem remains that this does not in itself show that CSS has been used correctly without further tests.

Proposed Change:
Test for use of deprecated elements (e.g., font, center, strike, i, b, u) instead.
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