[whatwg] Semantic styling languages in the guise of HTML attributes.

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Dec 20 06:27:54 PST 2006

Matthew Raymond wrote:

>    A "semantic styling language" would be a language to assign semantics
> to elements in a manner similar to how CSS controls their presentations.

FWIW, it seems that a better term for the concept you describe would be 
"semantic binding language", since presentation isn't actually involved 
anywhere. In the same vein CSS would be a "presentation binding language" and 
XBL roughly a "behavior binding language". Having said that, I'm not sure I 
follow the point that you are trying to make.
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