class attribute

Peter C. Gorman (
Fri, 14 Jun 1996 08:33:38 -0500

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Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 08:33:38 -0500
From: (Peter C. Gorman)
Subject: class attribute


Sorry if this has been handled before, but I couldn't find much discussion
of it in the archives. Does anyone know why was the class attribute was
removed from the DTD for 3.2? Though browsers didn't do anything with it,
it was/is still very useful. For instance, we developed a search engine
that can selectively index text based partly on the values of elements'
class attributes. This seems to be a case of "fixing" something that wasn't
broken. As in, "we had our cat fixed yesterday". OK, you can make a good
case for the cat ;-)


Peter C. Gorman
Automation Help Desk
Memorial Library
University of Wisconsin