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Re: Proposal: inheritance of styles -in the stylesheet itself-

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 07:27:29 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200210140627.g9E6RTr00350@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Brent Boyer <brentboyer@hotmail.com> (by way of Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>) wrote:

> so that document structure is used to accumulate styles on content.  I
> strenuously object to corrupting document structure (which should only

I would tend to consider that any styling that didn't reflect the
document structure was likely to be gratuitous.  In traditonal media,
before the web, one of the basic rules was that you used only a very
small number of font, etc., variations, and you used them consistently;
by bringing inexperienced people into design, the web has resulted in
the almost random use of large numbers of different effects.

I also note that the examples do not reflect any consistent use of
styling, but simply give shorthand names to effects; my understanding is
that the intention behind classes was to enrichen the semantic structure
(HTML itself is lightweight in this respect, compared with other XML
and SGML applications), not as a shorthand for particular visual effects.

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