Re: Friendly Specs (was Re: Modularization of XHTML B.3.4.2)

Jan Roland Eriksson wrote:

>It's an irritation, to me at least, that so many of W3's pages needs to
>be side scrolled even at fairly common browser window widths.
>Just to pick one, and this one is not the worst...

Yes, that page had me horizontal scrolling, too (at 640x480 maximum 
screen output). You can see one solution in section 15.2 of the SVG 
"work in progress" [1] which compacts the text to allow for longer 

PRE.svgsamplecompressed {
     font-size: 75%;
     letter-spacing: -.05em;
     line-height: 95%

>...designing pages that adopts them self to a wider span of browsing
>situations is not that hard. I think that just about every one of my own
>creations can be rendered without side scrolling from some 350-400px
>wide browser windows with common font sizes, so surely it can be done.

Well, if you have a suggestion for wide PRE sections (which seem to 
be more and more common for XML) please do tell. The above is the 
best I could find.

>I have noted that the quality of markup syntax has improved from what it
>used to be.

Yes, and the technical reports' style sheets more often give output 
readable in "any browser." Still a little ways to go, maybe.


P.S. Thank you, Ashvil and Simon, for your comments. I volunteered to 
proofread W3C specs one at a time and will keep your ideas in mind. 
Much obliged.

Susan Lesch
Intern, W3C

Received on Monday, 10 April 2000 21:42:50 UTC