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

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 18:44:17 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <14513.53101.510000.33824@ETTE>
To: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Cc: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>, www-html@w3.org
Also sprach Murray Altheim:

 > > far far ahead.  and better for *usability* too, since CSS styling provides the
 > > user a mechanism to override with a user style sheet, which plain default HTML
 > > (or any markup for that matter) rendering does *not*.
 > 
 > What nonsense. I keep hearing that, but CSS1 and 2 both have *author* as 
 > priority, not user, so this runs completely counter to what would help 
 > accessibility.

As several people have pointed out, you're wrong on this. 

 > I clearly see a pattern of CSS people doing whatever they can to proliferate
 > CSS into every damned spec coming out of the W3C, 

I find your language offensive. W3C is naturally interested in reuse
and synergy between its specifications.

 > even so far as to corrupt
 > XSL FO by reducing it to some common denominator of FO and CSS. 

You obviously were not present when the decision to align XSL FO with
CSS was made.

 > Is there 
 > some religous affiliation or stock options based on CSS or something? It's
 > like some mold that one can never clean out of the shower.

Perhaps people just like it? 

I believe you should listen to the feedback from this forum and make
sure the STYLE is present in XHTML 1.1 and future specifications.
Having it in a style module along with the STYLE elment and the CLASS
attribute makes sense to me.

Regards,

-h&kon

Chief Technology Officer                                Opera Software
Håkon Wium Lie                     http://www.opera.com/people/howcome
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Received on Monday, 21 February 2000 18:49:01 GMT

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