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Re: appending styles with underscore

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 10:58:40 +0200
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To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org

Hi Bjoern,

Let me reformulate what I meant. When Tidy turns this:

<td bgcolor="#000000" colspan=4><p class="centBoldWhite"><i>
Some Text</i></p></td>

into this:

<td bgcolor="#000000" colspan="4">
<p class="centBoldWhite_c1">Some Text</p>

and adds

<style type="text/css">
p.c1 {font-style: italic}

then the style rules

p.c1 {...}
p.centBoldWhite {...}
p.c1.centBoldWhite {...}

don't apply to

<p class="centBoldWhite_c1">...

(You would need p.centBoldWhite_c1 {...}.) But each of the three rules 
would apply to

<p class="centBoldWhite c1">...</p>
<p class="centBoldWhite c1 c2">...</p>

Best regards,


At 06:38 07/07/2003, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

>* Christophe Strobbe wrote:
> >The underscore in class="centBoldWhite_c1" is not meant to join two classes
> >('centBoldWhite' and 'c1'); it is a new class.
>Why do you think so?

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Departement of Electrical Engineering - Research Group 
on  Document Architectures
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Received on Monday, 7 July 2003 04:56:36 UTC

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