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5.4. Rules-based presentation

Rules-based presentation

In the previous section, I argued in favor of creating content based on structured types with semantic associations and a computer-readable representation of hierarchy and relationships.

If we break our content out of an arbitrary container and structure it semantically, we have what appears to be a problem but is in reality an opportunity. There is no predefined way of displaying this content, no default rendering.

This is a Good Thing™.

5.4.1. Adaptive presentation

When content exists in the abstract, the presentation playing field is leveled. No preeminence is given to web or mobile or print output. All forms are equal. ...

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