W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > February 2003

Re: class attribute deprecated with <span>?

From: <Sharon_Correll@sil.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 09:14:35 -0600
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0E7A01AF.389CE040-ON86256CC9.00522C56@sil.org>


This is the 4th edition of _HTML and XHTML: The Definitive Guide_, by Chuck
Musiciano and Bill Kennedy, page 300 (Chapter 8: Cascading Style Sheets,
section 8.5, last paragraph). It says:

Although deprecated, the <span> tag also supports the standard tag
attributes. The style and class attributes, of course, let you control the
display style; the id and title tag attributes let you uniquely label its
contents; the dir and lang attributes let you specify its native language;
and the many on-event attributes let you react to user-initiated mouse and
keyboard actions on the contents. Not all are implemented by the currently
popular browsers for this tag or for many others.

Okay, maybe that's not saying the use of style and class are deprecated
with <span>, but if not, I don't know what it's saying!

Sharon


On 02/08/2003 08:32:37 PM James Craig wrote:

>> At 21:02 7-2-03, Chris Lilley wrote:
>>> Sso> by O'Reilly. It says that it is deprecated to use style,
>>> class and id attributes with the <span> tag.
>
>Which edition is that? I have the 2nd and 4th editions and they say
nothing
>of the sort. I know that the fifth version was released recently, perhaps
in
>that one?
>
>Can you give us the exact paragraph text where it says this? I'd be
>interested to see if it was an easy typo or just a blatant mistake.
>
>Thanks,
>James Craig
Received on Monday, 10 February 2003 10:18:57 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 27 April 2009 13:54:19 GMT