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

From: Scott E. Preece <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 14:44:49 -0600
Message-Id: <199512072044.OAA09512@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: glenn@stonehand.com
Cc: cwilso@microsoft.com, www-style@w3.org
   From: Glenn Adams <glenn@stonehand.com>
|   It already exists, e.g.,
|
|   <HEAD>
|   <TITLE>Doc with arbitrary style directives</TITLE>
|   <STYLE NOTATION=css>
|   [ID=P123] { color : red }
|   </STYLE>
|   </HEAD>
|   <P ID=P123>A random red paragraph.</P>
|
|   The STYLE attribute isn't necessary, complicates implementations, and
|   promotes bad usage.
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Oh, come on.  The example is not one whit better than putting the
styling directly on the paragraph.  It has no readability,
debuggability, reusability, or other advantage.  In either case you have
pure, unblemished, ad hoc styling.  And the spec, I notice, actually
suggests that this is an important usage!  And while I can't speak to
your implementation, I can certainly imagine implementation models in
which supporting the direct attachment would be a trivial change.

scott

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