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Re: more CSS and tables

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 06:47:42 +0000
Message-ID: <3C3A960E.8030904@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Vadim Plessky wrote:

  > ok, do you have better replacement for the FONT tag?

It depends on the context.

  > Yes, you can replace <FONT></FONT> even with
  > but *why* you may want to do this?.

NO! I can see no reason why you might even think that I thought

  > so, how you suppose to change color inline? (word "suppose" in this

Using inline styles, although, a possibly classed, stylesheet would be
better.  Also assuming that the background colour is well defined.

so, how you <em style="font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; color:
green">suppose</em> to change color inline? (word "suppose" in this

As part of a page where you generally didn't want font changes, you
would certainly override them in the style sheet, not inline.  For a
consistent house style, this would probably reduce to:

so, how you <em>suppose</em> to change color inline? (word "suppose" in
this sentence?)

  > I would prefer to use DIV instead of H2, as different browsers have
  > opinion what H2 tag is :-(

H2 tags start H2 elements; all browsers should agree on that.  If you
have problems with proper structural markup, it probably means that
you want pixel perfect control but are not willing to fully specify
the style sheet; fully specify it if you don't like the browser's
default.  However the HTML philosophy is that the user controls the
detailed appearance and the author provides them with the information
about the document structure to allow them to do that - this results
in a consistent presentation that makes it easier for the user to
find things.
Received on Tuesday, 8 January 2002 01:47:45 UTC

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