[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: [PATCH] Development (Was: Clean up
thomas at kampvogn.dk
Fri Mar 1 23:50:57 CET 2002
On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 08:00:13PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> Gabucino writes:
> > Daniel Egger didn't RTFM :
> > > You can't have TABLE elements in FONT elements. Was never legal and will
> > > never be and that for a good reason: tables might be rendered completely
> > > different and trying to override it from an outer tag is cheating the
> > > DOM which will not work.
> > On the other hand, if I want a specific font in the TABLE, I'd tell it
> > so... I know what I want, so the program shouldn't know better.
> HTML is not supposed to render the same in all places, so it is the
> program's right to use whatever font it or the user specifies. IMHO
> font tags defeat the purpose of HTML, it was never designed for equal
> rendering by all user agents. I would love to see the font tag
> disappear, especially since it will reduce the document's size by 40%
> and I am willing to take the time for preparing a patch, but if you
> want to keep it, so be it and tough luck for me.
I don't understand this discussion! RTFM! W3C has documented HTML,
according to the most recent standard XHTML 1.1
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/, <font>-tags is not allowed, this is
layout stuf which is supposed to be in a CSS stylesheet.
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