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Re: unruly stylesheets vs. unruly HTML (was: battlefields)

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 12:10:49 -0500
Message-Id: <199601161710.MAA20527@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: dmeggins@aix1.uottawa.ca
Cc: www-style@w3.org
>> Sure, but for things like welcomes and whatnot, using HTML doesn't buy
>> you a lot of independence from presentation, and stylesheets are kind
>> of overkill.
>But this is exactly my point -- you could use a single stylesheet for
>20 or 30 welcomes and whatnot.  It would be overkill only if you
>designed an individual stylesheet for each one.

My point was that stylesheets become valuable once data sets get
larger and data longevity increases. Welcome pages and whatnot may or
may not fall into these cases, but if they do, I would most certainly
avoid HTML for them if I could.
Received on Tuesday, 16 January 1996 12:13:16 UTC

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