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Re: the STYLE attribute

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 11:22:30 -0800 (PST)
To: Hakon Lie <Hakon.Lie@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: Joe English <joe@trystero.art.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.951110111952.28080F-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Fri, 10 Nov 1995, Hakon Lie wrote:
>  > >  - the STYLE attribute mixes presentational information into the
>  > >    structure of the docuement. This is just what style sheets try to
>  > >    avoid, and the attribute is therefore counter-productive.
>  > 
>  > I would think that a stronger argument against it
>  > is that it would tie HTML to a single stylesheet notation.
>  > Or is this stuff considered far enough past the ``experimental''
>  > stage that supporting different notations is no longer an issue?
> No, we need to support different notations. The idea is to declare the
> notation somewhere, perhaps in a STYLE element in the header or as an
> attribute to BODY.

While it wouldn't tie HTML to a single style notation, it would tie a 
particular HTML document to a single style notation.  How bad it that?  
Certainly not worse than the current situation....


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