Re: Problems/Question with Cougar

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Fri, 23 Aug 1996 20:40:10 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Problems/Question with Cougar
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 20:40:10 +0200
Message-ID: <KsfHy4uYOVGC089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

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In article <14295270300017@cjnet.com>,
"Imagination's End" <I.End@bigpic.com> wrote:
> > attribute on a TD overrides the style sheet definition. It defines
> > the color for this specific cell, so it would be identical to <TD
> > STYLE="background = blue">.
> 
> But I thought HTML 3.2 was supposed to show current practice, and 
> BGCOLOR was in use at the time.  It seems odd that it would be 
> ignored, now it's gaining significance only after there is a better 
> solution...

Eh? BGCOLOR was not very widely supported when Wilbur was drafted,
and it seems like a perfect thing for a style sheet, so that's
probably why it wasn't in Wilbur. It is in Cougar, but I am
arguing that it should be seen as a 'shorthand' for an inline
style.

Galactus

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