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Re: Comments URI Proposal

From: Ian Hickson <exxieh@bath.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 20:59:12 -0000
Message-ID: <006b01bd47b0$dec65d00$ce20268a@hpxu>
To: www-style@w3.org, George Olsen <golsen@2lm.com>
[Todd Fahrner wrote about the CLASS=colophon idea]

What exactly does "colophon" mean?

I think the idea is a great one, and will be adding
.colohpon {display:block ! important}
to my personal UA style sheet next time I update it.

My only worry is that using this system results in an unpleasant experience
to the many many people who use older, non-css browsers, since they don't
hide the "experts-only" comments.

George answered:
>I think both are excellent ideas. Our house style is to comment extensively
>because we do pretty complex pages.
If anyone ever browses my site [1], I would recommend a browse of the
sources too. I put many silly comments there which I wouldn't want the
casual guy to browse into...

>CSS will drastically reduce the
>need for workarounds (and thus documentation of said workarounds)
LOL!!! I have only really started using workarounds since I started coding
CSS1 (three letters: IE3).

Well, back to the serious stuff now...

[1] http://www.bath.ac.uk/~exxieh/
Nothing very interesting there, it's my personal home page :-)

Ian Hickson
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