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Re: Need some help tweaking ReSpec output...

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:00:48 -0500
Cc: Cody Burleson <cody.burleson@base22.com>, spec-prod@w3.org
Message-Id: <42CEDCBF-C6D1-4AC0-B0F8-AE7EA57C9C85@w3.org>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>

On Aug 23, 2013, at 10:52 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi Cody,
> 
> On 16/08/2013 18:22 , Cody Burleson wrote:
>> A challenge with Respec I'm hoping someone can help me with.
>> 
>> I'm trying to center my page and limit the width because it's kind of
>> poor usability for the text to exceed common scan-length lines of 60-80
>> characters. It seems that ReSpec doen't ReSpect my HTML and CSS changes,
>> however. Anyone know how to get around this?
>> 
>> Or - better yet, perhaps -  if someone knows where I can find an
>> unminified version, so I can just work with my own copy? I'm not sure
>> where the repo is.
> 
> If you're using ReSpec to produce W3C specifications then you likely don't want to change those aspects. I agree with you 100% that it would be much nicer for W3C specs to be width-limited, but for the time being overriding that causes them to be rejected.

Hi all,

We are taking up spec formatting questions in our site redesign. Text width is one consideration we will be looking at. I'll be sending more on this soon.

Ian

> 
> That said, if you simply add a <link> or <style> element with the proper CSS rules, then you should be able to adjust the style to your heart's content. Note however that ReSpec will do its best to ensure that the W3C's own style is placed *last* in the <head> (this is a pubrules requirement) and so some rules in that may override yours. The workaround there is simply to make your CSS selectors more specific so that they match and apply the style anyway.
> 
> -- 
> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
> 
> 

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