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Re: inline CSS - score so far

From: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 23:36:24 -0500 (EST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10002232328070.1475-100000@mail.q2.net>

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000 JOrendorff@ixl.com wrote:

> One more argument that could go either way
> =1 Usability.  Dropping style= would make it more difficult to write
>    pages with CSS that applies to single individual elements of a page.
>    Most web page designs need this because they're using HTML
>    as a page description language.  It looks like the HTML WG is trying
>    to cut off that usage and steer HTML back into semantic territory.

It does look that way, doesn't it?  I'm on record arguing that such
steering is doomed to failure, but that doesn't depreciate the value
of the effort.  If one looked at it the other way - what is or could
be of value in the semantic territory - then the style attribute has 
lot less going for it.

> Usability combined with Populism is pretty strong.

Which basically means that Tag Soup - as the only form of DWIM that
"works" - is here to stay;) 

> Things that will make Jason scream
> - Just one more copy of that Excel 2000 barf appearing in my
>   mailbox.  Ever.  Just one.
> (*pause*  *scream*  Thanks, Arjun.)

I'd advise getting used to it.  You're not going to see any less of it
in the future, pious protestations on this list notwithstanding.

Received on Wednesday, 23 February 2000 23:08:24 UTC

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