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RE: "fighting it out between WGs" (was: inline CSS)

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 02:18:44 -0800
Message-Id: <v04220801b4d962764643@[63.193.119.97]>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 04:29a -0500 02/23/00, JOrendorff@ixl.com didst inscribe upon an 
electronic papyrus:
>  > Well, I am simply a member of the 'web community' and am not a member
>  > of any WG, nor am I even remotely associated with MS. So here is my
>  > comment: Inline styles are required for any boilerplate text which
>  > needs to be self contained; SSIs are a prime example.
>  > How can you preserve an SSI's style without a style attribute?
>
>You can't defend a kludge by saying "this other kludge depends on it".
>And SSI is the mother of all kludges.

It was only an example for illustration purposes. If you prefer, let's
just say that we want a <DIV> to be completely independent of any other
parts of the page. The <DIV> needs its own style "sheet". How can you
do it without a style attribute?

>If you use SSI for headers, footers, etc. then you'll find XSLT 1.0
>a *lot* more flexible.  (XSLT is very new, though; SSI implementations
>are everywhere.  XSLT may also be slower.)

I'll take a look when I get a chance.


-Walter
Received on Wednesday, 23 February 2000 05:20:16 GMT

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