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Re: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful

From: Daniel Glazman <glazman@netscape.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 22:26:10 +0100
Message-ID: <3E25D1F2.5080307@netscape.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

fantasai wrote:

>> I still repeat that I'm not against keeping the style attribute per 
>> se, but I'm against keeping it without a good reason. And I haven't 
>> seen such a reason yet.
>> Research report (only a few latest posts)
>> -----------------------------------------
>> Glazman said that id + CSS had some issue with namespaces. No further 
>> explanation provided.
> He means, I think, that once you use an ID or a class to associate
> style with an element, you cannot re-use that ID or class for a
> different purpose. 

Mikko: I am not 24 hours per day behind my mail user agent.

> Daniel Glazman wrote:
> > copy and paste preserving the style.
> Such logic would only make sense if you try use HTML as the back
> end format of a full-featured word processor instead of a full-
> featured markup editor. 

Not at all.
Mozilla Composer and Outlook are not full-featured word processors but 
web content editors and, believe me, they want to copy and paste styles 
with the content.

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