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Re: Rethinking HTML 5 (Was: Re: Semicolon after entities)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 14:37:58 +0200
To: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tro9dkgv64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Tue, 01 May 2007 22:22:23 +0200, Laura Carlson  
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes. My take is that adding presentational elements and attributes to
> HTML 5 would be a step backwards for authoring. HTML 5 should promote
> the modeling the logical structure and semantics of information, not
> its presentation. Presentation is the job of CSS.
> Deprecate existing presentational markup while allowing it to
> gracefully degrade in user agents. When putting in any new 'features',
> do it in a way that older browsers and other user agents can still
> access basic content .

HTML5 gives you one better. It has in fact removed (obsoleted, if you  
wish) presentational markup.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2007 12:38:36 UTC

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