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Re: The Future of HTML (was: Acronyms and Abbreviations)

From: Sue Sims <sue@css.nu>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 17:45:34 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
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On Sun, 24 Oct 1999 22:43:59 +0200 (MET DST), Kjetil Kjernsmo
<kjetil.kjernsmo@astro.uio.no> wrote:

>On Sun, 24 Oct 1999, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

>>Perhaps someone should start collecting a list of "standard" class
>>names?

>While I don't know if introducing new elements for e.g. names are a good
>idea, I'm a bit skeptical about "standard" class names. 

I think it's meant to be 'informative'; merely suggestions for CSS
authors.

>... If you really need something that must be standard, then
>you need a formal specification that is clear, it seems to me.

No, please. The word "standard" is in quotes to indicate that this
should not be normative (I think). I tried to begin a discussion of
the feasibility of suggestions for "standard" class names in ciwas,
but one well known CSS author found the concept sufficiently abhorrent
that the discussion ended without debate. I'd begun an article on some
suggestions in the Dublin Core, but the article simply lists the
suggestions. If there were support for some _suggested_ class names, I
could be inspired to actually add some content to the article.

http://css.nu/articles/standard-classes.html

(this really should be continued in www-style, if anyone wishes to
discuss it further...)
Received on Sunday, 24 October 1999 17:44:43 GMT

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