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XHTML: attributes on root

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 14:41:59 -0700
Message-Id: <v04205102b370c9614b65@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org
[in signature style, this may be a duplicate post. if so, sorry .]

Is there any particular reason why the XHTML DTDs don't allow the 
%attrs entity on the HTML element? The HEAD?

In particular, it is natural and sensible to set certain inherited 
style properties on the document root, just as it is to set i18n 
attributes there. It is possible to select the HTML element in CSS 
(with mixed but improving results in deployed UAs), but unless the 
style attribute is permitted on the HTML element, a weird asymmetry 
between style and document languages ensues.
Received on Tuesday, 25 May 1999 17:42:21 UTC

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