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Re: what happens if first-line contains markup?

From: Lauren Wood <lauren@sqwest.bc.ca>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 14:13:23 -0700
Message-Id: <199606252115.OAA28895@sqwest.west.sq.com>
To: preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com, cwilso@microsoft.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org, html-erb@w3.org
> The next-to-last paragraph of section 3.2 of [1] says:
>   A 'STYLE' attribute on an element (see section 1.1 for an example)
>   should be considered as if an ID attribute had been specified at the
>   of the style sheet.
> which I read as I indicated. Since it goes on to say:
>   The UA may choose to honor other stylistic attributes (e.g. 'ALIGN')
>   if a 'STYLE' attribute had been used. When in conflict with other
>   stylistic attributes, the 'STYLE' attribute should win.
> I would say your interpretation was what they intended, anyway.
> ---
> | [1]: http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-css1.html
> scott

This raises another question that I've been thinking about for a while -
it says that the STYLE attribute should win. This means that if someone
is silly enough to write 
<FONT COLOR="red" STYLE="color: blue"> that they should get blue text.
Or does this sentence only apply to the ALIGN attribute?

Received on Tuesday, 25 June 1996 17:16:06 UTC

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