Re: Generic Markup [was:Re: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar]

Marc Salomon (marc@ckm.ucsf.edu)
Mon, 12 Aug 1996 10:52:25 -0700


From: "Marc Salomon" <marc@ckm.ucsf.edu>
Message-Id: <9608121052.ZM8791@gaia.ckm.ucsf.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 10:52:25 -0700
In-Reply-To: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: www-style@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Generic Markup [was:Re: deprecated tags in Wilbur & Cougar]

On Aug 10,  9:24, Paul Prescod wrote:
>
> TYPE is like CLASS.
> REND is like STYLE.
>
> Where does your "ROLE" element come in?

ROLE should probably be TYPE as is in TEI.

I see three needs when dealing with styling, structure and classing:

1.  inline style language a la <FOO STYLE="CSS: color...">
2.  classes for style purposes <FOO CLASS="sidebar">
3.  structural clases <FOO TYPE="section">

Is there a TEI guru in the house that can pontificate as to whether TEI's REND
attribute encompasses parts of 1 and 2 and/or both.

There are cases when even the most careful stylesheet/class structure cannot
preserve all the information for certain cases where 2 and 3 conflict.

-marc

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