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Re: AuthConfReq: Presentational Markup

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 14:45:24 +0100
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Message-ID: <op.u98a5yof64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 13:17:27 +0100, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>  
wrote:
> 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?

I'm not sure whether those are the right questions. It seems to me that  
this is why the style="" attribute is allowed. For the rare cases where  
you want a slightly different presentation.


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Anne van Kesteren
http://annevankesteren.nl/
Received on Saturday, 27 March 2010 13:46:18 UTC

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