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Re: Ideas for the ACSS module of CSS3

From: Sean Palmer <wapdesign@wapdesign.org.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 23:21:55 +0100
Message-ID: <001a01c03888$ebdb4f20$e6dd93c3@z5n9x1>
To: "fantasai" <fantasai@escape.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
> Are you sure you're not confusing style with content?
> The XHTML document takes care of content as well as structure.

See my next message.

> I think I see what you're doing. There's two possibilities
> here, though:
> 1. you delete some links
> 2. you change the links
> For 1--as you proposed,
> allow-skip: true;
> is fine. You don't really need "alternate content" for that.
> (I think 'play' is redundant with 'display' and 'allow-skip')

I have decided to skip the 'alt' property idea. It was a bad idea in the
first place.
Play is possibly redundant. But I think it implies something more subtle
than "skip", which can then be addressed by UAs.

> To configure the prompt, maybe you could use
> allow-skip: true;
> prompt-skip: [string];
> where the UA could say something like "Skip [string]?"
> And just to make things easy, you could have a shorthand:
> skip: true [string];

Actually I re-proposed.
See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2000Oct/0149.html
But I changed my mind again!
How about:-

skip: provide [string], allow
or prompt [string]
or bypass [string]
or bypass-prompt [string]
Yes, that's better! See how I work out things on the go? But I'm not sure
how your idea would conflict with the content: property...

Following a similar kind of syntax?

> For 2, well, it does /not/ belong in CSS. You're changing
> the content, plain and simple. It has nothing to do with
> the style in which it is presented.

>  | Yes, but what about an alt for ASCII art of something? They can't have
>  | properties...
> Then propose something to the HTML WG. That sort of thing is
> the domain of the markup language. Anyway, how is the browser
> to know whether it's processing ASCII art as opposed to text
> unless you /mark/ it as such?
I'll give it a go with the HTML WG.....................

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
WAP Tech Info - http://www.waptechinfo.com/
Received on Tuesday, 17 October 2000 18:24:29 UTC

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