Re: draft-ietf-html-style-00.txt & class as a general selector

   From: Glenn Adams <glenn@stonehand.com>
|   It already exists, e.g.,
|   <HEAD>
|   <TITLE>Doc with arbitrary style directives</TITLE>
|   [ID=P123] { color : red }
|   </STYLE>
|   </HEAD>
|   <P ID=P123>A random red paragraph.</P>
|   The STYLE attribute isn't necessary, complicates implementations, and
|   promotes bad usage.

Oh, come on.  The example is not one whit better than putting the
styling directly on the paragraph.  It has no readability,
debuggability, reusability, or other advantage.  In either case you have
pure, unblemished, ad hoc styling.  And the spec, I notice, actually
suggests that this is an important usage!  And while I can't speak to
your implementation, I can certainly imagine implementation models in
which supporting the direct attachment would be a trivial change.


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