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RE: no-cascade proposition

From: Niels Matthijs <niels.matthijs@internetarchitects.be>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 12:20:34 -0000
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To: "Sylvain Galineau" <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Sylvain Galineau wrote:

> I like the concept but explicit markup mechanisms are much better here imo.

Hmmm, let me try out an example. Imagine having to create a top banner for all government sites of the country you live in. Each site has its own design, is developed by a different party and has (almost) total autonomy. The only common element is the top banner with a link to the government portal and a language navigation.

So you have to write xhtml and css for the banner, and you have to make sure it shows up correctly in all sites. Problem is that you don't know the css of these sites. Still, it should be possible to implement the top banner everywhere without creating visual inconsistencies

What you deliver is just a piece of xhtml and css, so can anyone explain to me why this piece of code should be separately marked in the actual mark-up? I fail to see the benefit.

Niels Matthijs
Received on Wednesday, 24 December 2008 12:22:22 UTC

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