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Re: Survival of Styling with Copy and Paste

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 00:14:08 +0000 (UTC)
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>, W3C CSS <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0702210011450.28021@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 21 Feb 2007, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> On 21/02/2007 01:07, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > Wouldn't scope stylesheets (e.g. using <style scoped> from HTML5 [1]) 
> > be a better way to do this?
> You still have to identify all rules applying to the element. And it'll 
> become tricky if some of those rules come themselves from scoped sheets. 
> Good luck...

Isn't determining which rules apply to an element a solved problem? (I 
mean, it's critical to the way CSS works, no?) I don't understand how this 
has more problems than your proposed style="" solution. Could you 
elaborate? (I'm especially curious because I'm trying to make sure HTML5 
handles your copy-paste use case, but I can't see how the style="" 
attribute would handle it in the face of mixed media stylesheets, 
whereas it seems that it would be relatively easy to do it in the scoped 
<style> case, since there you just need to grab all the matching rules 
for all media, then group them in a group of @media rules. Similarly for 
alternate stylesheets, with scoped alternate stylesheets.)

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