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Re: Proposal: Chained Classnames

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 15:14:05 +0200
Message-ID: <464C551D.4020402@design-noir.de>
To: Chris Adams <chris@tuesdaybegins.com>
CC: Jack Sleight <jack.sleight@gmail.com>, Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>, Charles Ying <charles.ying@gmail.com>, Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>

The discussion is about defining semantics for certain classes, which is 
utterly unrelated to default style sheets.

--Dao

Chris Adams schrieb:
> Forgive my ignorance: but isn't this entire issue a moot point anyway 
> and be better left to discussion in the CSS circles?
> 
> having the class attribute is really as far as HTML needs to go, at that 
> point the CSS engine does what it will with the rules defined in the 
> stylesheet.
> 
> So if the CSS engine defines defaults for class names that is wonderful 
> but not really a task left up for the HTML folks.
> 
> -C
> 
> 
> On 5/17/07, * Jack Sleight* <jack.sleight@gmail.com 
> <mailto:jack.sleight@gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
> 
>      > and/or the author may have trusted our promise that class names are
>      > not supposed to mean anything
>     Ah yes, well that is exactly why I have concerns about the inclusion of
>     pre-defined class names at all.
> 
>     Gervase Markham wrote:
>      > Jack Sleight wrote:
>      >> Ending underscores are fine, but do we really need a prefix or
>     suffix
>      >> at all? I may have missed some of the conversation on this,
>      >
>      > Just a little bit :-)
>      >
>      >> but what's wrong with just "copyright"?
>      >
>      > In summary: some people think that this is a bad idea because this
>      > class name (and other undecorated ones) may already be in use on the
>      > web with semantics different from those which we propose to apply,
>      > and/or the author may have trusted our promise that class names are
>      > not supposed to mean anything.
>      >
>      > Gerv
>      >
> 
>     --
>     Jack
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Chris@tuesdaybegins.com <mailto:Chris@tuesdaybegins.com>
> http://www.tuesdaybegins.com
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