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

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 08:48:36 -0800
Message-Id: <4155F45E-DF57-4C95-90C3-41536257D423@comcast.net>
Cc: CSS Style <www-style@w3.org>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>

On Jan 24, 2008, at 4:10 AM, David Dorward wrote:

>> 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."

Yes. And in my case, I often have to incorporate HTML from third  
party vendors (which has already been mashed together from the work  
of "Bob" and several others).

Sometimes I get to edit some of the HTML directly, or request small  
changes, but oftentimes my role is to write the style sheets for the  
HTML of others. The HTML itself is often the product of a huge code  
base written in Java or something-dot-NET by people who are generally  
clueless about what constitutes good HTML (and unfortunately for me,  
"good HTML"  is not a criteria for selecting vendors). There are  
sometimes sections within that HTML that were inserted from some  
other library or something, and pages that were clearly written at a  
different author at a different time (and use different conventions  
for class names and such).
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