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Re: Re[4]: css with attribues [off-topic]

From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:07:35 -0800
Message-Id: <230B06E1-0462-4F98-93D0-41B5B142563E@comcast.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: Dmitry Turin <sql4-en@narod.ru>

> David,
>>> 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 ?
> DD> The usual case is: "Bob worked for Corporation. Bob wrote pages  
> with
> DD> presentational gubbins littered through the HTML.
> Usually corporations accept rules, mandatory for all employee.
> How Bob give freedom to litter ?

I see that you've never worked in a large, diverse corporation. Did  
you think that the CEOs and Vice Presidents are all coding experts  
who review each line of code for targeted cruft-removal?

Maybe if code-writing is the main business of the corporation they  
will have standards in place to minimize bad code, and will review  
the code for code-quality. But I see plenty of huge corporations,  
serving as important vendors of online services to hundreds of small- 
to-medium-sized companies, produce HTML that would make you ill. And  
to be fair, it is often the result of the fact that they began  
writing their HTML code generators in the 90s, before CSS could do  
what it does today, and it would be an enormous undertaking to  
rewrite it all from scratch (with little perceived benefit from most  
of their customers).

> After some border, following by a rule turns into own opposition.

I'm not sure what that means. Perhaps this: At some point, following  
a rule too closely negates its intended effect?

Although I still don't see how that applies.
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