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Re: About dropping the style attribute

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 12:31:39 +0200
Message-ID: <467E480B.8080809@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Craig Francis <craig@synergycms.com>, Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo <amla70@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jun 2007 11:15:01 +0200, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com> 
> wrote:
>> Also sprach Craig Francis:
>> The style element, when scoped to its parent, will be able to do this
>> -- and more -- but it is more verbose.
> The problem with the style= attribute, as opposed to the <style> 
> element. Is that it encourages media specific style sheets. As the media 
> for the style= attribute is automatically "all". It also does not allow 
> for alternate style sheets. The <style> element in HTML5 handles both. 
> Having said that, I don't really care strongly either way.

These are good things to explain; but IMHO no reasons to deprecate it.

>> Finally, there's much content out there that uses the 'style'
>> attribute and the cost of keeping it is lower than the cost of
>> removing it.
> User agents will be required to support it.

In which case it doesn't make any sense to deprecate it when it was 
allowed before.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Sunday, 24 June 2007 10:31:49 UTC

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