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From: Patrick Lauke
Date: Nov 29, 2004 10:32AM


> From: michael.brockington

> The visual (and aural occasionaly) representation is the most important
> thing. Perhaps the CSS mantra of seperating Display from Content has gone
> too far - after all one of the WCAG guidelines is to ensure that the document
> remains usable with all 'features' (scripting, images and even CSS) turned
> off. Remove all of the s and s and a document becomes little more
> than a bunch of bytes.

Whoever said that separation of content and presentation means removing s
and s? What I'm saying is that *content* is the most important thing, and
that content is a more abstract concept than merely visual structure. E.g. when
you talk about the content of a novel or story, you're not talking about the visual
representation (layout or whatever terminology we should settle on) of the book
itself, but you're talking about the medium-agnostic, abstract concept of the
story itself...

> but you seem to be putting the cart before
> the horse, although my point was that many people seem to be doing that these
> days

Almost reads like "you seem to be wrong, but don't worry, many people are".

But anyway, as I said before, I don't think you're getting this, to me, rather
fundamental difference between content and its manifestations (be it printed page,
visual display in a web browser, etc)...

Patrick
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