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Re: inline CSS (was: is anyone interested in XHTML?)

From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 17:51:45 -0800
Message-ID: <38B09A31.642A68EE@eng.sun.com>
To: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Jelks Cabaniss wrote:
> Murray Altheim wrote:
> > XHTML 1.1 is a markup language built out of a set of those modules,
> > but does not include legacy features. No frames, no <font>, no style
> > attribute.
> Inline and embedded styling have problems, but to put them in the legacy bucket
> with FONT and frames -- at least at this point in time -- is, IMO, a stretch.
> Especially since "XML Packaging" doesn't even show up as a blip on the radar
> screen.  Until that exists (*if* it ever exists),  documents should be able to
> be shipped with rendering suggestions *in the instance*.

You're not reading what I wrote, nor what is clearly in the specs: we have
not removed the ability to include style information in the instance, since
the <style> element is still available in XHTML. We have not even threatened
its family or anything, no horse heads next to the pillow.
> Two questions:
>         1) Was there consensus in the HTML WG on this?

Yes, and it has been recorded as such.

>         2) Has the issue been "escalated"?

The word 'escalate' does not occur in the W3C process document, so I don't
know what that exactly means. But it seems to have been pointed out 
recently that it's not up to the HTML WG to 'escalate' anything, nor
would that make any sense (ie., disagreeing with our own consensus?).


Murray Altheim                            <mailto:altheim&#x40;eng.sun.com>
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