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

From: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 23:24:43 -0500 (EST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10002222316510.1475-100000@mail.q2.net>

On Tue, 22 Feb 2000, Sue Sims wrote:

> My limited use of inline style is to override - for a single time
> use - one of the classes I commonly use in our basic external
> stylesheet. In an article I wrote to explain how to 'translate'
> HTML presentation elements to CSS, I wrote in part:
> <P CLASS="intro">This demonstrates <SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:
> blink;">blink</SPAN>.</P>
> Surely anyone could understand that I preferred not to include a CLASS
> in this case? 

But wouldn't this be the same?

   #blink  { text-decoration: blink ; }
  <P CLASS="intro">This demonstrates <SPAN id="blink">blink</SPAN>.</P>
> The creation of the custom DTD for the one time use of <BLINK> and
> the <SPAN> for the one time use of text-decoration: blink are
> aberrations from the usual - one of those rare instances I cited
> as useful for inline style.

Okay then, what's an ID-selector for?  Would there be any reason to
use one?  (I hope this determination doesn't reduce to a question of
browser bugs...)

> I am employed by Opera Software but to the best of my knowledge, have
> not been assimilated by the Evil Empire. Well, maybe I <blink>ed.

Eh?  Isn't <blink> from Mountain View?

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