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Re: style attribute type

From: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 16:02:20 +0000
To: Greg Baker <ggbaker@cs.sfu.ca>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040217160220.GB1618@ophelia.goddamn.co.uk>
On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 04:25:18PM -0800, Greg Baker wrote:
| In the Style Attribute Module of the current XHTML2 draft, there is no 
| mention of the MIME type of the attribute's value.

Yet another reason to ditch @style altogether.
| The same comments apply to the "Content-Script-Type" header from HTML4.

And all the @onclick, @onfocus, etc crud.
| There is also no mention of the media where inline style information
| should be applied.  Does it apply to all media?  That would seem to make
| sense since authors could select the media with the style sheet
| language:
|   <div style="@media print { display: none }">...</div>

It is arguably already allowed. The syntax of CSS rules in @style has
never been properly defined, so we must assume that any CSS syntax from
any CSS spec is OK. There was an attempt to define a standard syntax
for CSS in @style:

but that seems to have been largely abandoned. Current browsers only
seem to support syntax #1 of the 4 suggested there.

Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
Contact Me - http://www.goddamn.co.uk/tobyink/?page=132

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