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AuthConfReq: Presentational Markup

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 08:17:27 -0400
Message-ID: <4BADF757.5030301@intertwingly.net>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
The reasons given for disallowing presentational markup given are:
  - The use of presentational elements leads to poorer accessibility
  - Higher cost of maintenance
  - Higher document sizes

To explore this, I offer this nearly perfect specimen of markup:

   http://diveintomark.org/archives/2007/06/30/irony

And draw attention to two parts:

   <b style="background:transparent;color:red">1984</b>
   <strike>the</strike>

The former conforms to the author conformance requirements present in 
the document.  How does this lead to greater accessibility than the 
alternative?  How does it reduce maintenance costs?  How does it reduce 
document sizes?

The latter does not conform to the author conformance requirements 
present in the document.  How is this less accessible than the 
alternative?  How does it increase maintenance costs?  How does it 
increase document sizes?

- Sam Ruby
Received on Saturday, 27 March 2010 12:17:49 UTC

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