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Re: Presentation of empty elements (was: Clarification requested; Three changes/additions to XHTML 2)

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 22:24:39 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200502162224.j1GMOdS04633@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> In OEBPS we are cognizant of the need for "predictability" in
> presentation across a wide range of platforms and devices, since
> content providers (such as book publishers) consider this very
> important -- it feeds back into their production processes. We do not

In that case they are one or both of:

1) using the wrong technology - in my view the best current compromise
   between pixel perfection and accessibility/machine indexablity is
   properly tagged PDF, although SVG/CSS will is the best W3C solution -
   HTML/CSS is, by design, subject to both user and browser style sheets -
   the latter optimising for the rendering technology actually in use - 
   and shouldn't be used where pixel perfection is important.

2) have failed to move out of the first part of the 20th century and realise
   that modern media are not print image media.
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