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

From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 17:44:05 -0800
Message-ID: <007b01bf7d9f$78f11200$9ebcb2d1@inanis>
To: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>
>> "Tagsoup-ish" in that there's markup involved for the purpose of
>> suggesting presentation, yes.
>Well, that wasn't what I was trying to imply, either.  Tagsoupish is
>where not only don't you realize what you need until you come to it,
>but also at that point you have to *invent* something.  IOW, strictly
>stream-of-consciousness composition, no such thing as sticking to a
>plan, much less preparing the groundwork for a plan beforehand.

I just want to be sure we're all clear... "Tagsoup" is pretty much defined
as what a lot of us (at least me personally) went through when we first
started playing around with HTML, just kind of playing "monkey see, monkey
do" with our markup, right? It's like, "Oh, well, if putting this here does
that in this web browser, then that must be how it works! Neat!" without
knowing how it really works in the specs. Hehehe... I remember the days when
I used to use <br> instead of  <p> elements. :)

Received on Tuesday, 22 February 2000 20:40:36 UTC

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