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Re: draft-ietf-html-style-00.txt & class as a general selector

From: lilley <lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 12:45:30 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <6527.9512071245@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
To: cwilso@microsoft.com
Cc: mjhanna@sandia.gov, www-style@w3.org, html-wg@oclc.org
>  There are 
> still lots of people who will set the font for each section of text in 
> Microsoft Word, instead of using the stylesheet support, because it is 
> easier for them to author that way.

Actually it is not easier and it takes them longer to do and longer to get 
the look that they want. People do this because they are unaware of any 
other way. People do this because the manual covered on the fly formatting 
changes early on and made out that using a named style was hard.

I have shown people how to do this. They "get it", they work faster, and
they produce better looking documents. This is an education and 
documentation issue.

The next generation of "how to write an HTML document" primers just 
needs to be well written, and to be designed with care, that is all.
This stuff is not difficult for people to grasp. It's just that no-one 
bothers to show people.

Chris Lilley, Technical Author and JISC representative to W3C 
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