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RE: Named Styles

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 19:37:35 -0700
Message-Id: <v04011702b2544927aa36@[]>
To: "Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu>, <www-style@w3.org>
Thus spake Jelks Cabaniss :

" You can *sort of* do that now with CLASS styling in CSS.  But CLASS properly
" used (IMO) should really apply to semantics, like <p class="legal">...
"What you
" end up with today is a lot of stuff like <p class="ItalicRed"> which implies
" that CLASS means STYLE information.

Isn't it your choice how you use CLASS or ID. You can even use multiple
classes per element: 2 for semantics, 1 for style (new! now with twice the
semantics!). The Core Style project proposed, quietly, the following "named
styles" namespace, with a category devoted to "functional/presentational":

/* Dublin Core Metadata Set




/* semantic/rhetorical


/* functional/presentational


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