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Re: XHTML Basic 1.1 and setting input field to numeric mode

From: Luca Passani <passani@eunet.no>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:14:46 +0200
Message-ID: <485FE816.1070301@eunet.no>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
>> any other comments on why the "style" attribute would be deprecated?
>>     
>
> I honestly don't remember the history on that. I was not involved
> directly in work on the XHTML Basic spec. But I'd speculate that
> it was due to the desire to separate out all presentational markup
> and to require authors and content provides to a separate external
> or embedded CSS stylesheet instead of inline styles.
sure, but this is the kind of things that makes one wonder whether those 
who create the W3C recommendations have ever been involved in a real 
project and have faced the challenges developers find in real life (such 
as not being able to separate  style and content as neatly as the W3C 
heads assume to be possible). In fact, I would argue that it's not even 
possible to define what is style and what is content on a general basis.

Where do I apply for requesting "undeprecation" of the style attribute.

Luca
Received on Monday, 23 June 2008 18:15:28 GMT

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