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

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 00:10:33 +0100
Message-ID: <4213D2E9.2060207@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, jon@noring.name

David Woolley wrote:

> 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.

I have to say, I think the latter half of that response is
excessively harsh (particularly considering the very
moderate tone of the message to which it is a reply) as
well as being a sweeping generalisation which fails on two
counts : it needs "some" to replace "they" [*], and needs
a second "some" to qualify "modern media".

Philip Taylor
[*] content providers (such as book publishers)
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2005 23:10:56 UTC

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