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Re: HTML Multiclassing for CSS

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 03:39:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: Lenny Domnitser <ldrhcp87@yahoo.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0401080338130.27996@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Lenny Domnitser wrote:
>
> The only current way to dynamically add a style class
> is to replace the existing one, but now a class can be appended.

This isn't actually true, you have been able to "multiclass" HTML since
1998 if not before.

The "class" attribute is a space separated list of identifiers.

For example:

   <p class="note important"> ... </p>

...with CSS:

   .note { }

   .important { }

   .important.note { }

...and so forth. See:

   http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/global.html#h-7.5.2

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