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

From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 11:01:48 -0800
Message-ID: <38B2DD1C.F83822B7@eng.sun.com>
To: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
CC: www-html@w3c.org
Arjun Ray wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Feb 2000, Tantek [ISO-8859-1] Çelik wrote:
> > >  1) Was there consensus in the HTML WG on this?
> >
> > as the Microsoft alternate representative to the HTML wg, I can
> > tell you that *we* certainly strongly disagree with removal and/or
> > deprecation of the STYLE attribute.
> I can see why.
>   http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=587187495

Quoting from that document:

    <TD align=left vAlign=top><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:rect id=_x0000_s1025
    style="HEIGHT: 8.25pt; MARGIN-LEFT: 16.5pt; MARGIN-TOP: 3pt;
    POSITION: absolute; WIDTH: 9pt; Z-INDEX: 1"
    coordsize = "21600,21600" o:insetmode = "auto" filled = "f"
    fillcolor = "winColor(1)" strokecolor = "winColor(1)"><v:fill 
    color2 = "winColor(17)"></v:fill><x:ClientData
    </x:ClientData></v:rect><![endif]--><![if !vml]><span style='mso-
    width=13 height=12 src="./generic_req_files/image003.gif"
    style="mso-ignore: vglayout2">

Quoting myself: 'what nonsense'.

Ahhhh, thanks for the clue. Now I understand where all the fuss
has been coming from. This has been, as I suspected, all an argument 
to use corrupted XML/XHTML as a layout language within Microsoft 
Office 2000. I guessed pretty well, eh? 

From now on I'm gonna ignore anybody who tells me inline style is 
needed by 'the people'. 'mso-ignore' and <![endif]>. Give me a break. 
I've always felt the big push for namespaces was so that 'ms:' could
have the ability to create 'legal' proprietary markup, and sure 'nuff
that's what we've got.


Murray Altheim                            <mailto:altheim&#x40;eng.sun.com>
XML Technology Center
Sun Microsystems, Inc., MS MPK17-102, 1601 Willow Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025

   the honey bee is sad and cross and wicked as a weasel 
   and when she perches on you boss she leaves a little measle -- archy
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