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

>  > Could you elaborate exactly how that works? I don't see how the
>  > readers style sheet can influence the presentation of an un-named 
>  > ad-hoc peice of stylesheet on an individual element.

>   <P STYLE="text-decoration: underline">underlined text</P>

>   P { text-decoration: none !important }

OK but that switches off *all* text decoration in *all* paragraphs. If 
that is the only way to overide a nameless ad-hoc formatting instruction 
then sure it is better than switching style sheets off altogether but 
still has some side effects. Wheras if that underlining had been 
applied via class, id or the proposed named style, it could be over-ridden  
without altering anything else.

That was what I meant by "influence the presentation of *an* un-named ..."

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