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Re: CSS and Eccentric Poems.

From: Stephanos Piperoglou <stephanos@hol.gr>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 18:52:54 +0300 (EET DST)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.91.960703184938.1528B-100000@fenchurch.hol.gr>
On Wed, 3 Jul 1996, Carl Johan Berglund wrote:

> The problem here is that <br> is not a container--there is
> no </br> tag, so there is no content of the <br> that can
> be styled in any way. But setting the space between paragraphs
> to zero (as proposed) means you can do it with <p>.

The "problem" as I see it is that, even in light of CSS1 implementation,
there is no tag that has NO other purpose other than applying a style to a
selection. Styles can only be applied to phrase markup and block elements
that ALREADY carry a meaning of sorts. When this is content markup, all's
fine and dandy. If this is actually a tag that indicated rendering (like B
and I), people get confused. 

What we should have is simply a tag (something like FORMAT or RENDER) which
only has one attribute: CLASS. 

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