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

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Wed Dec 20 07:23:33 PST 2006

On Dec 20, 2006, at 16:18, Michel Fortin wrote:

> Huh, what is a "meaningful presentation" exactly? To me, what is  
> meaningful content is *not* presentational. The presentation is the  
> way you arrange and surround your content to make it attractive (or  
> not).

Actually, structure is communicated to people using presentation.  
Presentation isn't just about attractiveness.

I think eschewing presentational features as a matter of principle  
misses the point. The goal behind the principle is independence of  
one client device or presentation media. A presentational feature can  
be sufficiently independent of particular devices and media if it has  
a reasonable presentations on all realistically relevant media.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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