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Re: Bug 7034

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 03:33:31 -0700
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, HTMLwg WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <6886A38A-2B8E-466A-84D0-56D75EE338A2@apple.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

On Mar 24, 2010, at 3:29 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Also, do we really still need to have arguments over why  
> transitional doctypes are bad (they trigger an inferior rendering  
> mode for one) and why presentational markup is to be avoided?

I think I understand the value of avoiding quirks mode and almost  
standards mode, enough to explain it. I'm not sure I understand fully  
why presentational markup is to be avoided. Can you provide some  
reasons or point to a good reference?

I ask because I'm planning to make a wiki page that collects  
rationales for authoring conformance requirements.


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