Re: XBL is (mostly) W3C redundant, and CSS is wrong W3C layer for semantic behavior *markup

At 04:21 PM 1/5/2003 +0100, Chris Lilley wrote:
>DH> This seems to be the crucial point.  Does XBL have any more impact on 
>DH> semantics than CSS already does?
>No, it doesn't.

Wrong.  Because CSS states that its non-conforming portions are optional for
conforming UAs.  So a UA can be CSS conforming and HTML conforming:

CSS can do non-conforming per an exact quote from CSS spec!!

"Conforming HTML user agents may ignore the 'display' property."

Whereas, XBL is unable to isolate its portions which allow non-conformance.  So
there is no way to be both XBL and HTML conforming at the same time.

That is in a NUTSHELL, what my point has been all along.  Only now, have I been
able to state it so succinctly.


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-Shelby Moore

Received on Sunday, 5 January 2003 13:13:37 UTC