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Re: Direct formatting STYLE attribute

From: Scott E. Preece <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 19:32:33 -0600
Message-Id: <199512080132.TAA16497@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk
Cc: papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca, www-style@w3.org, html-wg@oclc.org
   From: lilley <lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
|   > Maybe, but I would expect direct styling to be used so infrequently that
|   > the novice would be unlikely to be confused.
|   Aargh!! So, if direct styling is only something that is used infrequently,
|   then it is just clutter in the language. It has no benefit, it has many
|   drawbacks as this amazingly prolific thread has shown. So, don't add this 
|   to HTML.

Ahhh, anything that isn't used pervasively should be forbidden.  There's
a good design rule.  I guess I shouldn't have gotten a car with airbags
- I haven't used 'em yet and they're just something else that can go


scott preece
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