W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-html@w3.org > May 2007

Re: Cleaning House

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 15:31:13 +0200
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, public-html@w3.org
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.trq6ibpu64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Thu, 03 May 2007 15:21:58 +0200, Patrick H. Lauke  
<redux@splintered.co.uk> wrote:
>> Forcing the use of a styled span is bad because styles are dangerous.
>> It'd be akin to forcing someone to use Javascript to the same end. No,
>> if a user typing into a WYSIWYG editor hits the "b" button, it should
>> output a <b> tag.
> And if a user hits the "centered text alignment" button, should it also  
> wrap a nice <center> around it? And if they want to change font, should  
> it just stick a <font> element in the code?

I don't see why not. If they want presentational markup, let them have it.  
Maskering it in some <span style> doesn't make it any better. Of course,  
it would be nice to have something "better" than a WYSIWYG editor, but so  
far work in that area hasn't progressed much as I understand it.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2007 13:31:28 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Thursday, 30 April 2020 16:21:02 UTC