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Re: CSS and Eccentric Poems.

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 1996 10:29:03 +0200
Message-Id: <199607050829.KAA18329@www47.inria.fr>
To: Stephanos Piperoglou <stephanos@hol.gr>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Stephanos Piperoglou writes:
 > 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. 

Right. This need has already been forseen; see the description of the
SPAN element in [1] which has no implied typographic or semantic

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

Right. Actually it has several: id, class, and style for stylesheet
use plus lang and dir for I18N.

[1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-style

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