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Re: the STYLE attribute

From: Benjamin C. W. Sittler <bsittler@prism.nmt.edu>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 15:25:42 -0700 (MST)
To: Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>
Cc: html-wg@oclc.org, www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951112152418.8268A-100000@yellow>
On Sun, 12 Nov 1995, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
...
> <HEAD>
> <TITLE>Walter's Styles Mini-Proposal</TITLE>
>    <STYLE NOTATION="x-wik" SRC="internal" PRIORITY=2>
>    <!-- style sheet embedded into document (only if src="internal") -->
>       (subhead.main: FONT=helvetica; SIZE=18; TYPESTYLE=Bold)
>       (small.caps: FONT=helvetica; SMALLCAPS=0.7)
>       (body.text: FONT=Times; SIZE=14; TYPESTYLE=Plain)
>    </STYLE>
> </HEAD>
> <BODY>
>    <P STYLE="small.caps">This Would Be Small Caps In Helvetica</P>
>    <P STYLE="body.text">This would be in Times Roman font</P>
> </BODY>
> 
> STYLE as an element (in <HEAD> only) would provide the user agent with the
> stylesheet itself (whether embedded/internal or external), while STYLE as
> an attribute (in <BODY> only) would reference specific stylenames.
...

I like this suggestion, but why not use CLASS instead of STYLE?

Benjamin C. W. Sittler
Received on Sunday, 12 November 1995 17:26:24 GMT

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