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RE: Re: Seprarately Bracketing Attributes

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 15:44:22 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB50102A635@STAGECOACH>
To: www-html@w3.org
> From:	Barry Kaminsky [SMTP:polisource@mail.hypermart.net]
> 
> If my idea was implemented, the seperately bracketed attribute would 
> simply apply to the previous tag. And we could eliminate the term 
> attribute as HTML jargon.
> 
That would be a complete abandonment of the SGML origins
of HTML, and of XML, and therefore XHTML.  In the case of
XML, it would probably make it impossible to parse a document
without the DTD, which is one of the primary diffferences
between XML and SGML.

Your change is not going to happen.

<style> elemsnts are preferred over style attributes.  Style
attributes are a pragmatic way of dealing with people converting
from font face.

Some other things that say make me think that you are treating
HTML as tag soup, rather than a structured language.
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