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Re: 'role' should be property

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 12:02:30 +0100
Message-ID: <46541F46.1010009@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: public-html@w3.org

Mark Birbeck wrote:>

 > [T]here is also no reason that some non-presentational
> properties [of CSS] couldn't be defined. 

Isn't the reason simply that CSS = CSS = "Cascading Style Sheets",
a medium through which to express /style/ (which is inherently
presentational) ?  You could posit (say) CWS (Cascading whatever
sheets) that have the same syntax as CSS but which allow aspects
other than style to be defined, but by conflating dissimilar ideas
you would weaken both ...

Philip Taylor
Received on Wednesday, 23 May 2007 11:02:09 UTC

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