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Re: Proposed Final Design for W3C Technical Reports style in 2016

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:56:05 +0100
To: chairs@w3.org, "spec-prod@w3.org Prod" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
Message-ID: <2071648.2zatYq8UMd@hexa>
These comments are very good, but to me they also show that we should 
not try to hard-code the (G)UI in the document, because as many people 
will hate it as like it.

I think the task of the authors, and of W3C as the publisher, is to make 
sure the documents are rich and consistent enough that all the different 
ways of navigating and interacting are possible. As long as we get the 
contents and some basic typography right, the reader can choose for 
himself which UA he wants to use and how he wants to configure it.

That, after all, is the great thing about HTML: authors can concentrate 
on the contents without having to worry about the look and feel, and 
readers can consume that content with a device and software of their 

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