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RE: Liaison with CSS WG to provide a mechanism for expressing the style of document semantics

From: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 00:07:22 -0700
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
cc: 'Robert J Burns' <rob@robburns.com>, 'HTML Issue Tracking WG' <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r245ps-1052i-2C7A7A1A755546E3867FBAF880B06561@MBP.local>

On 2008-05-28 Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com> wrote:

> Looking at this, I am curious as to why in the world, after 10 years of
> begging people to separate their styling from their semantics, we would then
> turn around and make a mechanism that allows people to embed content and
> semantics (in this case, putting a string with a legend text is certainly a
> form of content) into the style sheet.
> The legend text does not belong in a *style* definition.


(from the wiki entry: http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SemanticPresentationLegendCSS
.jesus {
      color: red;
      legend: "the words of Jesus";
     legend-presentation: "red letters";

That's content and should not be in the style sheet.


Steve Axthelm
Received on Thursday, 29 May 2008 07:08:05 UTC

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