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Re: Formal definition of HTML5 (was Re: Version information)

From: Jeff Cutsinger <jeff@cutsinger.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 12:45:32 -0500
Message-ID: <4623B63C.3020507@cutsinger.org>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
CC: "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com>, "ian@hixie.ch" <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Chris Wilson wrote:
> T.V Raman [mailto:raman@google.com] wrote:
>> If we're talking about HTML producing pixel perfect rendering,
>> then I suggest it's time to press the reset button -- that was
>> never HTML's goal, and nor should it ever become its goal.
> I agree, but then I don't think it's rational to put a graphics API in the middle of the HTML spec.  (And actually, I'm kinda on the fence - other than OS-native controls, I'm not sure if rendering isn't de facto part of the spec anyway.  It's not like we could decide that <div> should have a default margin of 2ems or anything.  :)

Reminds me of Roger Johansson's proposal (it was a joke, of course) to
make all tables with no caption, headers, or summary to default to 10
pixel padding that can't be overridden. I'm sad it can't be done :(

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