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Re: IDs vs. Classes

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 1996 03:09:55 -0400
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To: Steve Knoblock <knoblock@worldnet.att.net>, Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>, "Galarneau, Neil" <ngalarneau@concord6.powersoft.com>, "'www-style'" <www-style@w3.org>
At 03:05 AM 10/8/96 -0400, Steve Knoblock wrote:
>am I right to think
><p class=copyright>text</p>
>is like saying
>Creating a new block element based on the paragraph.

I think that that's the best way of looking at it. Since HTML does not allow
you to create new element names, you must use class (for now). When W3C
finishes standardizing SGML on the Web, you will be able to make your own
element names.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Tuesday, 8 October 1996 03:14:52 UTC

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