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Re: Conversion of HTML attributes to CSS2 properties

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 11:09:25 -0400
Message-ID: <00a301bdc215$7aa6dea0$11addccf@ix.netcom.com>
To: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>, "Style" <www-style@w3.org>
Much better put David!

How about a lawyer_speak instead of gobblydygook, or even a special tag


Frank Boumphrey

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-----Original Message-----
From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>; Style <www-style@w3.org>
Date: Friday, August 07, 1998 1:24 AM
Subject: Re: Conversion of HTML attributes to CSS2 properties

>Frank Boumphrey vehemently wrote:
>>>"The UA may choose to honor presentational hints from other sources than
>>>style sheets, for example the FONT element or the "align" attribute in
>>>If so, the non-CSS presentational hints must be translated to the
>>>corresponding CSS rules with specificity equal to zero. The rules are
>>>assumed to be at the start of the author style sheet and may be
>>>by subsequent style sheet rules."
>>What this gibberish basically means is that a user agent can choose to
>>display styling type tags provided there is no conflicting CSS rule!!
>Close. How about: "A user agent may display HTML element styling
>such as 'align', 'color', and 'face', provided there are no conflicting CSS
>rules in the author stylesheet." ?
>>The rest is semantics!!
>I believe that's semantically incorrect. The rest is *gobbledygook*.
>Semantics is what remains when the gibberish and gobbledygook are
>David Perrell
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