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XHTML: Request for easier use of CSS-classes

From: Haeusler Reinhard <reinhard.haeusler@siemens.at>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 17:50:08 -0400 (EDT)
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Dear W3C HTML-group members !

Congratulations to Your concept for 'Modularization of XHTML' !

I have one suggestion to your recommendation from the point of a user,
how writes today HTML documents fast and easy via an text editor.

Please generate a second syntax for the use of CSS classes, which are
assigned to an HTML element like e.g. 'td'. As my proposal this should
use the same syntax as used in the CSS via the '.' operator.

Example given for CSS class 'td.t1' 

  Normal use:  <td class="t1">
  Shortcut:    <td.t1>

These should only be an optional shortcut for easier read- and write-
ability of XHTML documents via an simple text editor.

Please can You give me information if it would be possible to define
such extended XHTML tags on the fly (without a real DTD) to make this
extension possible and implementable in the various browsers.

I will suggest to insert this as an addition to the XHTML 2.0 family
and possible Your other - to web sites related - families.

Looking forward to Your answer - many thanks and best regards

Reinhard Häusler

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Thank You and regards

Reinhard Häusler


Dear web browser developers,

please give me also Your estimation of the possibility to implement the
request described in this email. I'm very interested to here, if it is
easily possible to implement this - as it now seems to be for me.
Many thanks and best regards

Reinhard Häusler

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