[rfc-i] draft-hildebrand-html-rfc

Peter Sylvester peter.sylvester at edelweb.fr
Thu Jul 12 03:11:13 PDT 2012

On 07/12/2012 09:56 AM, Peter Sylvester wrote:
> On 07/12/2012 09:09 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 2012-07-12 08:58, Peter Sylvester wrote:
>>> On 07/11/2012 09:14 PM, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
>>>> On 7/11/12 11:53 AM, "Peter Sylvester" <peter.sylvester at edelweb.fr>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Each section of the document SHALL be formatted as a <div> tag
>>>>> It should be formed  a <section> IMO.
>>>> I'm fine with that.  I assume I need to put display: block in the 
>>>> CSS in
>>>> case there's a browser that doesn¹t support it natively?
>>> No. html5shim  for old IEs.
>>> ...
>> Requires script execution; I'm not convinced we want to got that way.
> htm5shim is one way to make old ie happy.
> specific output formats are a fallback e.g. convert all unknown <tag> to
> <div class=tag">  (this is not the same as the other way around, i.e.
> using divs in the beginning.

Small correction: No such processing is needed. The only thing that
will happen is that css applied to unknown elements are ignored.

But since the structure is proper the default styling should give a
reasonable layout. One does not have the author/pbish date on the upper
right corner for example. (no table, please).

The html should be written in such a way that it gives a reasonable
fallback without scripting and css.

one must be a little bit careful with <p>. A </p> is needed for old browsers
before </section> etc. In case the section tag is no known
you may be some funny results beause you do not
have the containment that implicitely finshed the paragraph.


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