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Re: Re[2]: css with attribues [off-topic]

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 12:10:15 +0000
Message-Id: <EEC1581F-BC84-4203-8CFB-2355E44046E4@dorward.me.uk>
To: CSS Style <www-style@w3.org>

On 24 Jan 2008, at 10:15, Dmitry Turin wrote:
>>> I am fairly sure that the web designers of the time would have been
>>> happy or even happier with just having more and more presentational
>>> attributes piled onto HTML.

> BK> As someone who typically hand-codes pages, I find such pages
> BK> reprehensible and extremely difficult to edit.

> Excuse me, for what are you editing these pages ?

The usual case is: "Bob worked for Corporation. Bob wrote pages with  
presentational gubbins littered through the HTML. Bob left  
Corporation. I joined Corporation. I have to work on updating the  
site created by Bob."

> BK>  I for ... eventual elimination of tag soup (we can hope).
>
> Now next elimination of tag soup is harmfull
> (because inconvenience for hand-coding)

So use tools which highlight or automatically correct errors.

> like current political correctness
> (when it's impossible to name things by their names).

Using names for things which some people might find offensive, and  
writing code for a machine to process which has errors in it are two  
things that are so far apart in concept, that comparing them is  
ridiculous.


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David Dorward
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