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RE: Named Styles

From: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 23:35:25 -0500
To: "Daniel Glazman" <Daniel.Glazman@der.edf.fr>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000301be009a$0cc12260$a56c9bd0@jelks.jones.com>
> > Named Styles are just like CLASS names, except different. :)
> I think that your named styles are just CLASS, not just _like_ CLASS.
> You can assign more than one class to a given element and classes are
> not explicitely linked to styles. A class selector is just an attribute
> selector, with special syntax so editors do not have to always write [ ... ]
> if the documents' set is in HTML.

True.  But if you wanted to style something that is not of a particular
*semantic* class, you have to use a *stylistic* class.  So class is doing double
duty, although I suppose most people are using CLASS for style purposes.  Also,
I keep reading "HTML is for presentation" in at least one large company's web
site :), so perhaps I should refocus the "Named Styles" suggestion toward the
XML world.  But first I suppose it should be asked, "*Should* there be a way to
style portions of an XML document that has no semantic markup using CSS?"

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