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BBC CSS Standards

BBC CSS Standards

RE: BBC CSS Standards

Thanks.  Probably a good resource, but I find it funny that it says:

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3.6. External style sheets MUST NOT be imported (i.e. using @import) as it impairs caching

but in the source we see:

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<style type="text/css">@import '/guidelines/futuremedia/style/styles.css';</style>
<style type="text/css">@import '../style/appendix.css';</style>


and it says:

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2.1. CSS MUST be used to specify presentational aspects of page design such as typography, layout, interaction (along with JavaScript) and design features.

but in the source we see:

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<strong class="should">SHOULD</strong>

I would think at least a span.

I guess it is a cobblers children thing.

RE: BBC CSS Standards

Words inside <strong></strong> tags have an intrinsic meaning for "non-visual" user agents (screen readers).
A <span> has no such meaning. So it's an "Accessibility" thing NOT a "cobblers kids" thing.
 

Chris.

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RE: BBC CSS Standards

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Words inside <strong></strong> tags have an intrinsic meaning for "non-visual" user agents (screen readers).A <span> has no such meaning. So it's an "Accessibility" thing NOT a "cobblers kids" thing.

Cool.  Didn't know that.  Thanks.

RE: BBC CSS Standards

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The <strong> element has a meaning - it means "the content of this element should be strongly emphasised". It's not presentational markup.

It's true that all the browsers I know render <strong> text in bold type, but that doesn't (in principle) make it the equivalent of <b>.

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