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RE: CSS1 becomes W3C Proposed Recommendation

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 12:52:09 -0500
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To: "Chris Wilson (PSD)" <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>, "'Paul Prescod'" <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>, "'w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org'" <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
At 09:26 AM 11/15/96 -0800, Chris Wilson (PSD) wrote:
>Sorry, I haven't been paying as close attention to this list as perhaps
>I should have.  What's the problem with CSS using '.' as a class
>selector indicator?

It is a useful SGML NAME character: 

<THIS.THAT ID="Introduction.Opening.Paragraph"> 

Since the SGML Reference Concrete Syntax ("regular SGML") doesn't allow
underscore as a word-joiner, the loss of "." is a problem.

 Paul Prescod
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