W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > January to March 2001

Re: B vs Strong

From: Davey Leslie <davey@inx-jp.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 17:03:45 +0900
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B68E23D5.3725%davey@inx-jp.org>

Twice recently you've mentioned that you consider XHTML to be "obsolete."
As far as I can tell, the W3C considers XHTML 1.0 to be the current W3C
Recommendation. Also, I pulled this off their site:

"But make no mistake! HTML is not designed to be used to control these
aspects of document layout. What you should do is to use HTML to mark up
headings, paragraphs, lists, hypertext links, and other structural parts of
your document, and then add a style sheet to specify layout separately, just
as you might do in a conventional Desk Top Publishing Package. "

Now, I'm not a hot shot expert with lots of fancy titles--I'm just a guy
down in the virtual trenches trying to figure which voice to listen to: the
voice that says there is a reasoned consensus about best practices; or the
voice that says it doesn't really matter because the situation is so screwed
up anyway--Bobby doesn't really work, validation doesn't really mean
anything, and WYSIWYG-ed pages are good enough.

The later is what I hear you saying and it puts me in a heck of a bind.
You're one of the experts, right?

This is not theoretical or academic to me. This is about keeping the lights
on. I'm trying to give my customers the best value I can...and so stay in


Thus spake Kynn Bartlett on 01.1.19 2:27 PM at kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com:

> But I have no idea why anyone claiming to be an expert web designer
> in the year 2001 would sit here and tell me that "HTML is for
> structure, CSS is for presentation!"  Please!  XML is for
> structure, and XSL is for producing appropriate, accessible final
> form presentation for specific user agents.

"Keep your monkey up!"
Davey Leslie 
Received on Friday, 19 January 2001 03:01:33 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 20:35:59 UTC